using kontact and IMAP

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Apr 2 23:10:12 UTC 2009

Lindsay Mathieson wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:42:51 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Essentially when you use IMAP nothing is downloaded until you ask for it,
>> so don't expect to be able to use it offline.
> That's what Disconnected IMAP mode in Kontact is used for, 

well, sure, but that's not IMAP :-)

>> > On the other hand, it
>> > would not be very practical for me to automatically download every
>> > (huge) e-mail folder. That's why, my question is: it is possible to
>> > determine from case to case whether I want to download 1 or more
>> > e-mails or not?
>> Possible, yes; practical ?  I'm not sure.
> I dunno if its even possible with IMAP, its just not designed that way.
> More the job for one of those POP preview clients.

Hey, it's Linux - of course it's possible. :-)  That _is_ what dIMAP does. 
Or you could write some kind of script to get every message.  The "not
practical" part is that (a) you wouldn't want to do the latter and (b) last
time I tried dIMAP it wasn't that reliable - but that's a long time back.

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