console kmail counterpart
michael.mauch at gmx.de
Tue May 17 20:08:40 BST 2005
> I use kmail only as my mail client, unfortrunately sometimes I require to
> read my mails when Im not in front of my laptop using remote access (ssh).
> The problem of course is that I can't run kmail throught the ssh
You can run kmail through ssh (of course only if you have an X server
and enough bandwidth for graphical applications).
> so I
> need a console based app (mutt, pine, elm??) to access my Mail directory
> (read only access) and find the mails I require at the moment.
> Im pretty sure some ppl here access their mails in the console and was
> wondering if someone can give me some advice?? I just dont want to
> experiment with my Mail directory and loose my mails by accessing with the
> wrong mail client....
You could make a backup of the Mail directory, just in case.
> here are the requirements:
> - Console base : )
> - Maildir support
> - Read Only
> - Be able to see the structure organization of my mails.. (very deep
> directory hierarchies)
Should be no problem with mutt (-R for read-only access).
> Also optional but no necessary
> - POP access (optional since usually kde will be running and kmail will also
> be running while I access it remotely, in this case the client must support
> the same locking mechanisms that kmail does)
Mutt can use also POP and IMAP.
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