MAR
4
2004

LWN.net: Review of KMail 1.6

LWN.net has reviewed KMail 1.6 as part of a comparison of different mail clients. The reviewer also glances at Kontact with some nice words but then concentrates on its mail component and the address book. He finds it to be a modern and full-featured mail client with few deficits in IMAP and search support which will likely be addressed in the pending KDE PIM 3.3 release.

Comments

There is a project to make syncml work with kichensync.
Just be patient... ;+)


By MacBerry at Thu, 2004/03/04 - 6:00am

Thanks for the info! Good to hear someone is working on it :)


By Joergen Ramskov at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

I have one, too (the lock of the battery-lid just broke off today :). Someone (Maciek, thank you!) has just started work on a syncML-plugin, so I guess we need to be a little patient. The syncML specs are quite a book.


By Anonymous at Thu, 2004/03/04 - 6:00am

Any ideas on how patient we need to be? :-)
Looking forward to getting a new Sony Ericsson P910i when its released.


By Parwinder Sekhon at Thu, 2004/08/05 - 5:00am

http://www.research.ibm.com/remail/ pointed out some problems with today's email clients and made a proposal for a new email programm.


By testerus at Thu, 2004/03/04 - 6:00am

Some very interesting stuff tere. Nice.


By Source at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

I need server side filtering rules (IMAP) in Kmail, and also a Korganiser that allows me to have my default calendar on a remote site....:)

That's all :)

Luke


By Luke at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

> I need server side filtering rules (IMAP) in Kmail.

That's a contradiction since server side filtering happens on the server not in the client. Or do you want support for writing and uploading server side filtering rules (i.e. Sieve scripts) in KMail?

> I need [...] a Korganiser that allows me to have my default calendar on a remote site.

That's already possible with KDE 3.2. Simply create a resource on the remote site.


By Ingo Klöcker at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

1) Yes - I mean I need the client to be able to write the scripts for filtering - at the moment we're using a plug in for squirrel mail to do it, but ugly when I have to tell people...they want pop - but we don't want them to store anything on their client machines :)

2) Well I thought so, but I've been trying today - and no luck - I guess I can remove it manually :)

But I suppose the problem with korganiser (and is already noted on the kdepim page) is the lack of documentation - don't get me wrong - I love KDE, Kontact - the whole project is the best thing since the linux kernel IMHO - but when I say I need....I mean my boss is planning on rolling out contact in as few a weeks as possible :)

Keep up the quality guys - that's why we use OSS :) (but I really need those features for server side filtering in KMail :)


By Luke at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

>the problem with korganiser (and is already noted on the kdepim page) is the lack of documentation

Stay tuned...


By Carlos Leonhard Woelz at Sat, 2004/03/06 - 6:00am

Providing Emoticons shall be possible :-)


By gerd at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

yeah I totally agree! I won't use html composing without emoticons :) (such as in mozilla thunderbird) maybe we could use kopete's everaldo one's.


By Pat at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

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