[kdepim-users] Importing rather than moving mail?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Wed Feb 25 18:02:20 GMT 2009

On Friday 20 February 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 February 2009 23:04:01 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Wednesday 18 February 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > I've had an exchange today with a guy who wanted to move his mail
> > > from  distro that must be 2-3 years old - back in the days when
> > > the defult destination was ~/Mail - to a current distro with KDE
> > > 4.  I'm not sure I've got the sequence of events right, but he
> > > tried copying the mail to the new destination, and he tried
> > > importing it.  He ended up with an odd display in the folder list
> > > panel, and nothing in the message list or message preview panels.
> > >  Eventually he set about removing kmail altogether to get a clean
> > > start.
> > >
> > > In the end he did manage to import the mail, so he's puzzled, but
> > > satisfied. Meanwhile, I've not heard of this before.  Are there
> > > some circumstances where just copying your mail folders to the
> > > new destination won't work?  I don't want to be giving bad advice
> > > on this.
> >
> > I think it should work. Instead of copying the mail folders to the
> > new destination under ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail he could have simply
> > changed the folders entry in the [General] section in kmailrc to
> > folders=$HOME/Mail
> >
> > FWIW, my mail is still in $HOME/Mail.
> The same person is still having problems.  Today he says
> <quote>
> Spoke too soon. I got it to read the imported mail, and it receives
> mail, BUT I CANNOT get it to send mail. It is configured exactly the
> same as another kmail/2008.1 on another box that does work. Quick
> test with Opera mail - it can send fine, as can claws. Why not kmail?
> It looks like kmail was REALLY messed up by the read of the copied
> files. </quote>
> I can't see why attempting to import his mail would affect a
> configuration file.  OTOH, nor do I know where the 'Sending'
> configuration is held.
> Suggestions, please?

Since KDE 3.5 the sending configuration is stored in 
~/.kde/share/config/mailtransports. Maybe the upgrade scripts did not 
copy the sending configuration from ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc to 
~/.kde/share/config/mailtransports, e.g. because the old kmailrc wasn't 
available when the upgrade script ran.

OTOH, he seems to have checked the configuration of the sending 

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