[kdepim-users] KMail and IMAP

Frank Thieme frank at fthieme.net
Sun Mar 21 16:59:48 GMT 2010

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 15:06, Malte Gell <malte.gell at gmx.de> wrote:
> Ok, server based lists means, these folders are globally subscribed. If e.g. I
> use IMAP with my mobile phone I see those folders I subscribed with KMail,
> right?


>> The difference between folders read online or cached is IMAP or
>> disconnected IMAP (dIMAP). There is no mixed version like in
>> thunderbird, tough...
> I don't remember what KMail suggested when I first installed my IMAP account...
> I think it is online IMAP, at least I hope so... What  mixed thing does
> Thunderbird offer? Some Mozilla specific implementation?

I think the KMail implementation is more a specific one. Thunderbird
just uses "online" IMAP and downloads folders, when you select them as
"offline available". So it just caches data for the folders you want
to. On the other hand every folder you are in, is activly observed as
if you would read it online. Together with IMAP IDLE you get mails
shown as new as they arrive on the IMAP server.

In KMail you have online IMAP without any cache and dIMAP just from
the cache. You have to decide. IMAP IDLE is a different topic and will
hopefully get in as Akonadi takes over.

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