[kdepim-users] Moving KMail to another computer
peter777 at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Nov 20 06:46:32 GMT 2013
On Monday 11 November 2013 17:55:02 Daniel Vrátil wrote:
> If you are planning on changing user name, you have to drop Akonadi.
> Unfortunately the Akonadi database is not relocatable at this moment, so you
> have to transfer your local emails (~/.local/share/local-mail), contacts
> and calendars and on reconfigure Akonadi on the other computer from
> scratch. Also export your KMail configuration and re-import it on the other
> computer to get filters and stuff.
Do I _have_ to reconfigure Akonadi ? I'd prefer to simply import all my
emails. Surely someone who was starting KMail from scratch, wouldn't have to
go anywhere near Akonadi, they would simply import any emails.
> > 5. What about all the emails ? Do I simply copy them all into their
> > appropriate paths/folders, or do I use "Import Messages". All my emails
> > are
> > single files per email.
> If you use maildir/mbox, copy the source maildir/mbox and configure Akonadi
> on the new computer to use it. If you are copying the entire Akonadi, copy
> the maildir/mbox folders too, but you don't have to recon
There is "File | Import messages", and I can see an option in the dropdown
box "Import KMail Maildirs and Folder Structure". Surely I can use that ?
There is also an option there shown as "Import KMail Archive File", described
KMail Archive File Import Filter
This filter will import archives files previously exported by KMail.
Archive files contain a complete folder subtree compressed into a single file.
Written by Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB.
I don't have an option in KMail to create an archive. Is this the same as the
backup feature someone mentioned ? Or, can I simply compress all folders and
files to a TAR.GZ or similar ?
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