[kdepim-users] Clicking on new mail causes Index problem

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sat Oct 17 21:39:39 BST 2009

On Saturday 17 October 2009, r bartlett wrote:
> >On Friday 16 October 2009 21:15:41 Pablo Sanchez wrote:
> >> So unlike Anne's experience, I find kmail to be very robust moving
> >> huge chunks around.
> >
> >Note that I did say that in the past I had found it necessary to
> > limit the number.  I've had no problems for some time now, but
> > can't swear as to how big a chunk I've moved recently.  At the time
> > I had problems I resolved it by taking a known smaller number, say
> > 50, then increasing it for each move until I found the number that
> > was uncomfortable for kmail to handle.
> Well, I think I may have solved (albeit the roundabout way) the
> problem:  I wiped out the .kde directory entirely and started over,
> using Kmail's "Import" feature instead of just copying the
> directories that were described in the (my post a few weeks ago)
> "what files should I backup?" post.  Anne, you made a very nice
> little page in the userbase about it.  However, I tried initially to
> just copy over the entire .kde directory.
> So I think most of the issues were caused by small, system specific
> problems.
> You were also right (I think) about the Mbox directory being the one
> that was corrupt.  Curiously, I seem to have had an Mbox directory
> _inside_ the folder structure of the Maildirs.  Not sure how I
> managed to do that, but if I'm understanding the description right,
> Maildirs appear in Kmail as separate folders inside the Local Folders
> file and Maildir folders are part of a connected tree?
> In any case, Importing was able to get some (curiously, not all) of
> my folders and subfolders, as well as the big wonking Mbox directory.
> Alas, the "Replied to", "Forwarded" and so on info it totally gone,
> it appears.

Yes. This information is stored in the ominous index files. The import 
functionality ignores the index files and thus during import the 
message status (replied to, forwarded, important, etc.) is lost.

> And the suggestion to make a filter is great but 
> wouldn't work for whole directories where it's been years and I don't
> know if I replied to it or didn't.  (Probably did, but there's always
> that random email where you're like "I should have replied months
> ago!!!").  It's perfect for once in a while though, when I need to
> mark something replied.
> Lastly, my addressbook and calendar info aren't there.  Just blank. 
> I thought I copied over the "korganizerrc" file and so on...are there
> other files that need to be copied too...data files?

Yes. Please have a look at 

The (local) address book(s) are usually stored in ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc 
and the (local) calendar(s) are usually stored in 

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