[Users] Suitability of using Claws instead of KMail ?

Peter Richards peter777 at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Apr 30 03:36:42 CEST 2017

Hi Steve,

On Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:38:20 -0400
Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:

> You know that, and I know that, but imagine how daunting it would be
> for Peter to have to quickly set up the whole IMAP bucket brigade:
> Fetchmail to procmail to Dovecot to Claws. His priority was to get his
> data out of Kmail2 while he still could, and from what I've read, he
> has.
> Now that his data is safe, if Peter ever wants to dip his feet in the
> personal IMAP waters, what he could do is use one email address, that
> he seldom uses, as an entry to IMAP. He could start by getting it thru
> fetchmail, and then set up Dovecot and procmail, and very slowly get
> that whole thing working, including SSL. Setting this up doesn't put
> at risk his email system. Once it's all set up, if he wants, he can
> copy various directories to the new system, and set up fetchmail
> sections and procmail recipes to directly load incoming emails of
> certain categories to his new Dovecot.
> But for the time being, I say to Peter: Congratulations on saving your
> data from that data muncher called Kmail.

Yes, I agree. You have 'read' my situation very well. For now, I'm
enjoying Claws and not having to content with KMail/akonadi. I almost
have to pinch myself that I'm using such a fast and lightweight email


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