Transferring mail

John R. Sowden jsowden at
Thu Jun 30 20:21:46 BST 2005

On Thursday 30 June 2005 07:07, Justin Denick wrote:
> Doesn't Kmail support importing and exporting from other mail clients such
> as Thunderbird?
> On 6/29/05, John R. Sowden <jsowden at> wrote:
> > I need to transfer my stored email (kmail) on my Suse 8.0 machine to my
> > new
> > Suse 9.3 box. What I have to transfer with is a DVD-RAM drive/media. How
> > do
> > I do this without wiping out my new mail, keeping indices intact, etc.
> >
Yes, it does allow importing from other email clients, but not from another 
kmail client.  Due to this, I have not persued how they do it, but I assume 
that it is done via a network connection.  My 2 PCs are standalone with 
respect to linux (one is networked via dos).

I am looking for a simple copy instruction, if that exists.  I don't know what 
to copy, from where, and finally, where to.

Being that we all seem to upgrade our Linux (I have upgraded about 9 times in 
the last 5 years), I am surprised this is not a common issue.
John R. Sowden
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