Fighting line noise with Kmail

Marcelo Magno T. Sales mmtsales at
Sun Jun 29 13:19:44 BST 2008

Em Domingo 29 Junho 2008, cr escreveu:
> Any time after heavy rain, Telescum delivers more line noise than
> signal to my modem.    I get bits of signal, long periods of
> inactivity, and every now and then the modem just gives up and drops
> off line.
> What makes this even more annoying are a couple of features of Kmail
> - 1.   Kmail downloads all the waiting messages before deleting any
> off the server
> 2.  Hitting 'Check Mail' has NO effect (i.e. sends no signal) if
> there are still messages in the current batch waiting to download
> So if there are say 100 messages, and it drops after 90, then when I
> redial, 'Check Mail' has no effect.   And if I close Kmail, then
> restart it, it will start downloading all 100 messages all over
> again, and if the modem drops again then this can go on for ever....
> Is there any way to get Kmail to delete each message off the ISP's
> server as soon as it is downloaded?
> And, is there any way to persuade Kmail to poke the server with a
> sharp stick to wake it up and demand it resumes sending messages?

You can try to manually stop the download of mensages after a certain 
number of them has arrived. KMail shall then delete that ones from the 
server and stop. Then you check mail again to get some more, and so on.

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