kmail - lastread

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Sun Aug 1 21:17:24 BST 2004

On Sunday 01 August 2004 22:08, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> Where does kmail store its "lastread" pointers?
> I'm playing with a setup where I'm running KDE and using kmail on one
> machine with the actual mail files living on another machine,  being passed
> over by nfs.  There are a number of occasions where my lastread pointers
> have gotten screwed up,  particularly in areas where there are a lot of
> messages in a given folder.

My guess is that this sort of information is stored in the index files of the 

> I've managed to alleviate this to some extent by setting shorter expiry
> times and expiring/compacting more often,  but it's starting to happen
> again.
> Any hints as to how best to deal with this?

Might be a problem with the clock skew between NFS server and client system.
You could try to use ntpdate to synchronise both systems with the same 
reference time.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User - Unix/Linux programming forum - Qt programming forum
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