[kdepim-users] Reseting Kmail

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 29 19:21:45 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 29 January 2008 11:15:50 phep wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Sunday 27 January 2008 21:03:08 phep wrote:
> >> didn't had time then to investigate further on but I'd like to have
> >> another try soon. Before that I'd like to clean everything up in kmail.
> >> Would somebody be kind enough to tell me which repertories I should
> >> delete (I mean I don't want to wipe out all of my .kde ;-) Didn't find
> >> this in the FAQ. Oh, btw, I'm running 3.5.8 !
> >
> > Take a look at ~/.kde/share/apps and ~/.kde/share/config.
> Thanks Anne.
> I already had a look. I think it should be pretty safe to delete :
> ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/
> ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc
> ~/.kde/share/config/kmail.eventsrc
> But I was not sure about :
> ~/.kde/share/config/emaildefaults
> ~/.kde/share/config/emailidentities
> kopete, konversation, ksirc and the like could well use them (especially
> emailidentities) and I wouldn't like to have to reconfigure them (though
> it would not be overwhelming, for sure).
> And the last doubt I have is about files that could reside in very less
> obvious places or with odd names (I just grepped on 'mail').
> Anyway, I will have a try tonight. I'll make a backup first and see what
> happens. I only hope not to fall on a bug appearing late after the event.
The one big rule, I think, is 'Do not delete - instead, rename'.  That way you 
can either revert or copy over settings, if either becomes desirable

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