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Old 05-01-2006, 07:22 AM   #1
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kmail & gmail


i want to run kmail so that i can download my mails from gmail and save them on a cd since i run out of space at gmail soon and don't want to delete anything. but i have never done this before. trying to set up my account in kmail, i get an error-message that kmail cannot reach the server "gmail.com" or "google.mail.com".
reading help there's one page where i understand everything and already the second page starts with "in the network adjustment" - and i don't find this network-adjustment thing, it is not where the page before ends. is there any "kmail for dummies" page online where i could get some help step by step?

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Old 05-01-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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I use following settings:

server - pop.gmail.com
use SSL
POP3 port - 995

I'm sure KMail can use these settings (I don't use KDE).
 
Old 05-01-2006, 08:26 AM   #3
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Right you are... as Emerson pointed out the Gmail uses POP for thise work. So the proper address for the server is pop.gmail.com - Id recommend that you checked the following in the Extras tab:

- Use SSL
- Use plain text for auth

Or you might as well just click on the "check what server supports" button in the Extras tab.

Hope it works, if not feel free to contact me, I like helping people use any K-app.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:21 AM   #4
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jippi! it works, thank you very, very much! right now i challenge google's server a little bit...

regards
ungua

edit: it downloaded just over 500 messages and 22mb of data - it was supposed to be some thousand messages and 2gb. what went wrong? hitting the "get message"-button will not work.

Last edited by ungua; 05-01-2006 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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Did you properly configured Gmail's pop server settings? If I remember correctly theres a setting that sez that only mail since you activated pop would be available, and another that sez that everything would.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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yes, i configured it properly. for just two minutes ago the last e-mail from today was downloaded. i don't know where the problem lied, but pushing the button regularly resultet in a new "turn" of downloading e-mails again and again. since i was on the computer, working with an assignment, all day, that was no problem. it's quite interesting that the number of conversations counted by gmail in it's inbox could be multiplied with 6 to get the actual number of e-mails i received since i began using gmail. nice fact for someone mad about statistics of any kind...

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ungua (on a day with especially bad english; sorry!)
 
Old 05-11-2006, 06:24 AM   #7
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one more question...

now there's somebody working with some of these e-mails who is not using kmail or linux. all special signs, like the german "ß" and a, u and o with dots above, are being displayed incorrectly. shifting char set in notepad or openoffice won't help "search and replace" is inpracticable with some thousand files and else we have no idea how to fix it. do you? is there another possibility to download e-mails?

regards
ungua
 
Old 05-11-2006, 07:38 AM   #8
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Total charset problem. Theres no easy way to correct this problems. Best solution is to get everybody on the same page... like getting everybody to use utf8 (unicode).
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:54 AM   #9
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we do that now, but there is no way to fix it afterwards? we were told that in word you could adjust to a random charset to fix this problem when opening a document of any kind compatible to word. but this did not work out yet. which char set is kmail using anyway?? or does it extract the char set from gmail (which i believe to be unicode)?

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