[kdepim-users] location of local folder

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Jan 14 18:40:14 GMT 2010

On Thursday, 2010-01-14, Arnaud G wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using Kontact 4.3.2 and KMail 1.12.2 on Debian/Squeeze.
> My goal is to place the "local folders" on a network drive where my storage
>  space is pretty high and for security reasons. I do not want to keep
>  anything on my laptop.
> I am using IMAP so for my IMAP accounts it's working fine as it's always
>  accessible.
> The reasonning behind that is that I store in my "local folders" emails
>  that I want to archive and emails that are dealt with. I do not delete my
>  emails.
> 2 questions:
> 1) Is there a way of doing it?

Assuming that KMail is not runnin:
kwriteconfig --file kmailrc -group General -key folders /path/you/want/to/use

> 2) What would be the consequences of doing it.

You'll have to move the mails to the new location before running KMail the 
next time or you'll have to import.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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