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Old 01-18-2005, 08:41 AM   #1
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A suitable email package?

I've just installed Slackware on an external USB drive of my work's IBM thinkpad so that I can use linux when away from home. I want to keep my thinkpad and desktop mailboxes in sync. I currently use kmail.

Perhaps I need a server mailbox on my desktop and a client on my desktop and thinkpad so that it automatically replicates whatever happens. i.e. if I send a email from my thinkpad and I look in the sent maill of my desktop the email appears there as well.

I use Lotus notes at work and this will do a similar thing. Is there a linux equivalent?

Thanks in anticipation.
Old 01-18-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Setup and use IMAP for such things if your ISP or whatever mail server you use allows it. If your using POP type email, leave the messages on the server so both clients can download the mail.
Old 01-22-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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My ISP (Wanadoo) is a pop3. I've started to leave the messges on my ISP's server when I use my laptop. Then delete the messages from the server with my desktop. Works OK if I do it in the right order.

Doesn't work for sent mail though. Probably come up with a work around even using cc and/or filter. If I'm really clever some sort of export/import facility with the sent mail directoy ~/Mail/sent-mail/cur.

Does KMail have an export facility or can it import from another KMail installation. In version KMail 1.6.2 (Using KDE 3.2.3) it would appear you can only input from Outlook Express, mbox Files (UNIX, Evolution) Plain Text Emails or Folders from Pegasus-Mail.

What is KMail format would it be mbox?

Old 01-22-2005, 02:35 PM   #4
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Basically you need a profile that can be shared with all devices/computers you use. Without having it on a server somewhere (like Exchange/Lotus), you will need to have it on a accessable device such as a USB thumb drive, floppy etc.


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