[kde-linux] Exporting mails from kmail

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 8 20:12:12 UTC 2007

On Sunday 08 July 2007 04:24:08 John Andersen wrote:
> There is really no difference in configuring Kmail (or any other user
> agent) for using a mail server on your local server as opposed to using one
> else where.
> As long as the mail delivery agent (Cyrus i my case) is allowed to server
> the 127.0.0.x network it is exactly the same.
> I really can't imagine what you were referring to when you said it
> does "weird things".  I've never seen a single case of any weird thing
> when running the MUA, MDA, and MTA all on the same box.
I have only once seen such a problem, but on that box the Local section 
appeared to mirror the server section - so you could see each message in 
both.  It was important to remember to always only open the messages on the 
server side.  This was a couple of years ago, and my present server doesn't 
suffer from it, so it may have been a one-off bug, but at the time I was told 
that accessing mail on the server could cause problems.  It wasn't 
elaborated, so I took it to mean what I saw.

I don't know whether the same thing can still happen, or indeed whether there 
is any risk at all.  It merely seemed wise to follow the advice.  I do 
(rarely) read mail on the server now, and have experienced no problems.

I use dovecot, and it was the first installation of dovecot that showed me the 
problem.  I never did see any reason for it, though.

Registered Linux User No.293302 (http://counter.li.org/)
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