[kde-linux] imap over kmail

Luke Campagnola lcampagn at mines.edu
Wed Oct 26 01:29:50 UTC 2005

I've got a seemingly rare setup on my desktop computer: I run a mail server on 
my computer which collects mail forwarded from various other servers. My mail 
is then collected by kmail, passed through my long list of filters, and 
finally separated into various maildir directories under ~/Mail.

Now, when I'm using my laptop, I can access my calendar and contact files 
remotely via fish, but there seems to be no easy way to do the same for my 

The best way I can think of would be to run an IMAP server on my desktop which 
just reads mail from ~/Mail, however I have had a very difficult time getting 
this to work. Kmail says that it will play nicely with other mail clients 
using the same directories, and the IMAP server should be just like any other 
client. I have tried most of the IMAP servers available in the debian 
repository (courier, dovecott, cyrus, uw), but no luck. 

Has anybody else gotten something like this to work, or have you found an 
alternate solution to remotely accessing your desktop mail files? 


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