Saving K Mail settings

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Sat Mar 27 01:41:21 GMT 2010

> On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:32 PM, John Phillips <jp at> wrote:
>> Is there a short tutorial somewhere about saving K Mail settings when changing
>> distros?
> Depending on your distro there are several places where you will find
> your KMail settings. They are going to be some where in /home/<user>.
> Save your .kmailrc (some where in {.kde,.kde4} and all your kmail
> directories (inbox, outbox, sent-mail etc.) and *.ids and *.index
> files some where in kmail directory. Look for any files or directories
> labeled kmail in your home directory.

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM, John Phillips <jp at> wrote:
> Thanks. And how do I restore these to a new distro, would a USB stick be ok to save on?

I apologies, I did not realize my reply went to your address and the
list. Any portable storage device big enough to hold the information
will work. Just install your new distro and KMail and then look to see
where it put the config files and directories for KMail then just put
your saved files in the new places over writing the new files. You
should be back up and running in just a few minutes.

Please keep everything on the list. Please also trim and post your
replies at the bottom of the message and not at the top. That is
probably not possible with a BB.

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