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Re: does kmail in kde 3.2 fully support procmail?



On Sunday 04 April 2004 11:17, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Saturday 03 April 2004 21:36, Georg Sauthoff wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 April 2004 18:44, Hendrik Sattler wrote:

> > > Am Saturday 03 April 2004 12:00 schrieb Mauro Darida:
> > > > I was a fan of kmail but left it for mutt since it does not work well
> > > > with procmail (it requires to make additional copies of mail
> > > > directories to work with procmail, which is simply nonsense to me).
> > > > Just wondering if in kde 3.2 the situation has changed. I am using a
> > > > backport kde 3.1.2 on woody.
> > > > Alternatively, is there another qt based mua which fully supports
> > > > procmail and both maildir/mailbox format?

> > > How do expect this to work? You then must make proper use of file
> > > locking and I doubt that using mbox would work at all in this case (two
> > > programs writing to the same file at the same time!).

> > hm, kmail could implement file locking mechanisms like mutt or other mua
> > do it. I think this is the intention of the above question.

> There is a "procmail lockfile" option in KMail when adding a local mailbox
> (Network->receiving)

Yes, for the nonsense case described by Mauri Darida above (make additional 
copies ...).

But, you can't configure this:
Kmail should use a new mailbox 'foo', but the MDA procmail, which uses a 
specified locking mechanism delivers mail to it. Kmail shouldn't damage the 
mailbox and refresh the GUI if new mail arrives.

Regards
Georg Sauthoff

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