exporting from kmail (Was: Kmail2/Akonadi issue =?windows-1256?q?on=09FreeBSD=2E?=)

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Wed Nov 30 05:53:16 GMT 2011

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:52:24 AM Duncan did opine:

> gene heskett posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:01:23 -0500 as excerpted:
> > I may have hit what is almost a show-stopper with claws.  There
> > appears, from the .pdf of the docs I found, no way to have another
> > script send it a check mail command.  And while I did find an
> > auto-check option in the preferences menu, it doesn't read as doing
> > what I need it to do, or the docs maybe are a bit old?  kmail from
> > 4.6.5, even from the 3.5.0+, has had a dbus socket that works very
> > well indeed using this line from my ~/bin/mailwatcher script:
> > Cmd define (word wrapped):
> > Cmd="/usr/lib/qt4/bin/qdbus org.kde.kmail /KMail
> > org.kde.kmail.kmail.checkMail"
> > 
> > Invocation later in the script after having verified that kmail is
> > indeed running and there is new mail in /var/spool/mail/gene:
> > $cmd
> > 
> > Is this dbus port indeed on the missing list?
> I'm not aware of a dbus command for it -- that doesn't mean it doesn't
> exist, I just never looked for it, but there's definitely a scripted
> solution possible, as claws, like many mh-format mail clients, is
> designed with exactly that sort of scripted extensibility in mind.
> There's one way that I know for sure of, because I used it after I ran
> the import script as described in an earlier post.  But that's not ideal
> for this particular situation, which as I said I've never looked into,
> so I'd rather go looking and give you a better answer later, than to
> give you this suboptimal solution now.
> But as I said, I know it's possible, both because claws was designed for
> precisely this sort of extensibility and because I happen to know an
> indirect way of doing it already, based on what I have done.

Thanks Duncan, now I have something to look forward to.

Cheers, Gene
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