[kdepim-users] Importing rather than moving mail?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Wed Feb 18 23:04:01 GMT 2009

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

FWIW, my mail is still in $HOME/Mail.

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