[kdepim-users] local mail

Garry T. Williams gtwilliams at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 01:01:18 GMT 2014

On 11-20-14 09:48:50 Luis Felipe Tabera Alonso wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 November 2014 19:06:56 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > I use the mbox resource for that.  The file location is one of the
> > things it ask for when being configured after creation.
> Does it work with /var/spool/mail/$USER ?
> Because I have set that file as an mbox, and is a mess.

Yes.  This has been messed up ever since akonadi.

> New mails
> are not read, kmail does not delete the emails, configured to
> compact every 5 msgs, and, when I try to read the file with other
> tools, the emails are duplicated.

I have it working OK by setting Compact frequency to 1 (one) message
and checking Enable file monitoring and Lock method None.  But I don't
access the mailbox with any other tools either.

Only very recently has it been that I do not have to use the mail(1)
command to manually delete messages that I deleted using Kmail.  That
was the last really bad bug.

One nit is left: after deleting the last message in
/var/spool/mail/$USER using Kmail, the preview window retains it.
Moving to another folder and coming back, it's really gone.  No big
deal, in light of how messed up this resource used to be.

    $ kmail --version
    Qt: 4.8.6
    KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
    KMail: 4.14.2

> I tried to set $HOME/mbox also and use mailtutils to copy messages
> from /var/spool to  $HOME/mbox but the result is the same.

Garry T. Williams

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