[kde-linux] Exporting mails from kmail

Boyan Tabakov blade.alslayer at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 09:23:27 UTC 2007

On Thursday 05 July 2007 12:17:23 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Thursday 05 July 2007, Boyan Tabakov wrote:
> > [QUOTE]
> > Can I configure the location of my mail folder?
> >
> >   Exit KMail, make a backup of ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc, then open it
> > with an editor and add e.g. folders=/home/username/.mail to the
> > “[General]” section. Then move all your existing folders (including the
> > hidden index files) to the new location. The next time you start KMail
> > will
> > use /home/username/.mail instead of /home/username/Mail. Note that KMail
> > will lose its filters if you change the mail folder's location but forget
> > to move your existing folders.
> There is a nice tool for manipulating KDE programs' config files:
> kwriteconfig The above change would be achieved like this
> % kwriteconfig --file kmailrc --group General --key
> folders "/path/to/newmaildir"
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Thanks Kevin, that's good to know. It will come in handy for some things that 
I have in mind:)

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