mail export/import kmail 1.4.3->1.5

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Wed Sep 10 20:22:50 BST 2003

On Wednesday 10 September 2003 18:37, Oggi wrote:
> > > I upgraded my kmail and would like to keep my mails, as well as
> > > my settings. I tried it with copy & paste (but I realized that
> > > the mail-infos differ) and then with import-txt mails, but noth
> > > don't work. any sugesstions how I can get my mails onto my new
> > > computer with the new kmail? KMail 1.4.3 -> 1.5.2
> >
> > Simply copy the complete ~/Mail directory to your new computer. The
> > settings are stored in ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc. I suggest that
> > you copy the complete ~/.kde directory (or even better your whole
> > home diretory) to your new computer.
> I did that. copied ~/Mail and ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc, when I
> open Kmail I see the different folders but when I try to open any
> folder, KMail crashes
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> any idea how to get the old mails to the new kmail?

Try if deleting the index files helps. For example for the inbox you 
have to delete ~/Mail/.inbox.index* .

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