Sylvain Rouillard RouillardSy at
Sat Oct 1 08:35:16 BST 2005

Le Mercredi 28 Septembre 2005 09:10, Sylvain Rouillard a écrit :
> Hi list,
> OK, I'm gonna kinda hijack this thread then, to rephrase the initial
> question so that it suits my needs. Is there a way to import Kmail mails
> into Kmail?
> I have a machine with a Kmail installed, I backed up an older Kmail
> directory from another machine (now formated), and now I'd like to merge
> both. I tried many Kmail import tools, but the best they can do seems to be
> an import of every single mail into as many directories as there are mails,
> which is a pain to sort out (if only one could delete several folders at
> once, I could cope and use filters, but noooo, one has to delete the
> created folders one by one, which would take some time with 1,000ish
> mails). Of course I also tried the good old cp, but the old mails moved in
> the proper folders do not magically appear in Kmail.
> I considered installing another mail client that would import Kmail mails,
> then convert and import back in Kmail. But it seems from what I read that
> they would also import each mail idependently and will in no way restore my
> folder structure.
> Actually I don't care much about the folder structure as long as it does
> not import each mail in one folder and don't make as many folders as there
> are mails.
> Any help, suggestion or hint would be more than welcome. Thanks in advance!

For the record, I solved my problem thanks to KMail 1.8.91, which comes along 
with KDE 3.5b. This KMail has a Kmail import tool which worked flawlessly on 
my backup folder.



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