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Old 01-04-2011, 06:18 AM   #1
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Config Kmail disconnected IMAP to download new message only.

Hi all. I'm trying KDE after a long time using gnome.

I try to use kmail with my Gmail IMAP. The "IMAP" account type in Kmail work fine, but having to download an email each time I want to read it is annoying.

So I switch to disconnect IMAP. But the first time I open a folder in disconnected IMAP, I have to wait for it to download ALL email in that folder. This would take forever since I have more than 3GB of mails.

So is there a way to config Kmail imap to do one of the following:
1 - Download and cache only the message I've chosen to read.
2 - Only download and cache message newer than a point of time of my choosing (eg: Cache mail from two months ago only)
3 - Only download and cache newest message up to a fix size (eg: Keep a cache of 50MB of newest mail)
Old 01-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Which version of kmail? 4.4 or 4.6? There's a really big difference between the two (akonadi).
You can setup to synchronize only with certain directories (Gmail's tags) via subscriptions. That much I know. I'd ask in #kde on freenode (irc) if I were you.

Old 01-05-2011, 01:37 AM   #3
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The version is: KMail
Version 1.13.5
Using KDE Development Platform 4.5.4 (KDE 4.5.4)

As far as Iknow, subscriptions can help me too select some directories that should not be download and cached. But that isn't what I really want.


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