Moving mail over to kmail 1.8.2

John john_82 at
Sat Jan 28 23:25:46 GMT 2006

It would seem that there is a script that runs when kde is started for the 1st 
time that will do the conversions. Putting the files in the right place is 
one thing but I don't know how to make kde think it's running for the 1st 
time. Find the script though and all should be ok.  I fail to understand why 
the script can't be called from kmail's imports.

On Saturday 28 January 2006 22:34, jeff grant wrote:
> On Saturday 28 January 2006 21:33, John_82 at wrote:
> > Hi
> > Well I copied all of my mail to a cd (cur directory) and then placed them
> > in the correct place on the new installation fired up kmail and thought
> > great as they all seemed to be there - clicked on one and lo - it changed
> > to "no subject" etc.
> > What have I done wrong please? I still have my previous installation on
> > other discs.
> I'm using PCLinuxOS and I've had precisely the same thing happen. I work on
> two separate computers in two different locations and I need to copy all my
> Kontact data from one to the other. I cannot, whatever I do, copy KMail.
> Precisely the same thing happens - from the headers it seems it's all come
> across. Until I click on one of them, and like you all I get is 'No
> Subject'. Though I'm a very old hand at Windoze and new to Linux, something
> in my water tells me that  this is a Kmail problem and not to do with the
> distro. I've even tried copying the Kmail folder to a CD. Exactly the same
> thing - the headers are copied,  but as soon as you click on one you get
> 'No Subject'. Somebody in this Linux-erudite forum must surely know what's
> going on here.
> Jeff in London UK
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