[kdepim-users] Mail Oops

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 26 19:11:02 GMT 2008

On Saturday 26 January 2008 15:24, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Saturday 26 January 2008, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > Due to a procmail problem I have lost many messages - or at least
> > they have not been delivered to my kmail folders.  They are in an
> > mbox file, which I can read with kwrite.  Is there anyway of getting
> > those messages delivered? Alternatively, if I create a new folder in
> > mbox format, if indeed I can do that, can the file be moved into it
> > and thus readable?
> You have several options:
> a) Create a new receiving account of type "Local mailbox" and enter the
> name of the mbox file (or better a copy of the mbox file) under File
> location. Then check for mail in this new account. Note that the mbox
> file will be empty after KMail has read all messages from it.
> b) Copy the mbox file to ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/. On the next
> start KMail will automatically create a folder from the mbox file.
> c) Import the mbox file (via File->Import Messages).
> I would use option a).
a LUG member pointed me to option a as well, and it worked perfectly, thanks.

> In any case, please make a backup of the mbox file.
Oops - I should have done, but didn't.  Still, no harm done.  I got all 178 
messages :-)

Thanks again

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