[kdepim-users] Changing properties to many IMAP folders at once

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Wed Feb 25 20:00:41 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 24 February 2009, Andreas Syreggelas wrote:
> Hi there.
> I have a question:
> I'm using Thunderbird to manage my IMAP account (at work) and I want
> to move to KMail (the last one is beautiful, KMail 1.11.0, KDE 4.2 on
> Kubuntu 8.10) but when I'm connected to my IMAP account that holds a
> lot of folders (more than 150) I do not want to change the properties
> to each one of them (e.g. for the checking of new mails).
> Is there any way to massively change the properties of a group of
> IMAP folders?

If you know a script language like Perl or Python then you could write a 
script to apply those changes directly to the configuration file 
~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc (or maybe ~/.kde4 instead of ~/.kde).

Or maybe a simple Search&Replace with the text editor of your choice 
already does the job.

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