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    Default KMail Download old messages

    Does anyone know how to make KMail download all messages, new and old?

    I have an email client on my android phone as well as KMail on this computer. Its important for me to be able to see all my old messages for reference.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: KMail Download old messages

    if you are using gmail for example that setting have to be made on gmails site. I think it is something like "allow pop for all mail" or something like that. You can also try imap with offline mode.

    This probably goes for most mail providers. Settings are made on the server.
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    Default Re: KMail Download old messages

    On 03/27/2011 08:06 PM, TaiwanTom wrote:
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    > Does anyone know how to make KMail download all messages, new and old?
    >


    depends on your mail source..
    another has given info on gmail..

    but, if you use (say) an ISP for mail service, and you before now had
    set your android mail client to give the IPS's mail server the command
    to *not* keep a copy of mail you have read/downloaded....then the ISP
    usually dumps the mail, and it is no longer available on that server
    and no switch movements in KMail can put them back on the server so
    you can download them into KMail again..

    however, in the times we live in they may be required by the
    government to keep all email forever (so they can look for tax cheats
    or 'terrorist'...so, it _may_ be available, but maybe not to you
    unless you pay a fee to have them "recovered"...

    so, check you android and see if the mail setup is set to something
    like "leave messages on server" if not they are mostly gone..

    ask your ISP...

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    Default Re: KMail Download old messages

    Thanks! I am indeed using gmail and changed the gmail settings. Ill know very soon if it worked or not.
    DenverD-
    Ive been outside of the US for 8 years now. Its hard to imagine all the changes that have happened since then. Im moving back in Aug though so a few surprises will be in store for me!
    thanks again

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    Default Re: KMail Download old messages

    On 03/27/2011 09:06 PM, TaiwanTom wrote:
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    > Ive been outside of the US for 8 years now. Its hard to imagine all
    > the changes that have happened since then.


    i've been out most of the time since '88, and am not a big fan of what
    it has become...good luck..

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