Why I (almost) stayed with KMail

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Sun Jul 1 17:54:01 BST 2012

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On 01/07/12 17:31, Peter Lewis wrote:
> I have been watching this discussion and most interesting it is.
> When kmail started playing up for me, I am on 4.7.2 OpenSuse
> package, I took the opportunity to set up my own imap server,
> cyrus, and to use sieve to filter my mail into folders on the
> server. This has worked for me and kmail has a good sieve editor.
> For those filter actions and my multiple identities I still use
> kmail but the removal of the rather large array of filters has
> allowed kmail to run well enough.
> Anyone else tried this setup?

I have a dovecot IMAP server, and procmail does my filtering, with
bogofilter being part of the filtering process.  The great advantage
of having your own server (possible even if you only have one box) is
that when KMail gives problems the mail itself is unaffected so you
can simply try a different client.

I dip in to KMail from time to time - and there are a few things that
it still does better than any other client - but mostly read in
Thunderbird - and it really doesn't matter.  I could read in a
different client every time, and nothing is affected.

FWIW, I use a handful of identities, and somewhere approaching 100
folders (I gave up counting in the 70s and there were a lot left).

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