KMail is irretrievably broken
Luis Felipe Tabera Alonso
taberalf at unican.es
Wed Sep 13 16:37:10 BST 2017
On miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017 16:52:52 (CEST) Peter Humphrey wrote:
> Hello list,
> I've finally had to admit defeat. I cannot get KMail-2 to import my old
> messages, either from a KMail archive or from the corresponding directory
> structure. I created the directory by extracting the archive using Ark.
What I did a long time ago when first moved to kmail 2 was the following.
Firts of all, make (yet another) backup.
If you still have kmail1 around, copy the mails you want to keep to a new
maildir local account. Say
you will have one file per email in the usual 'new cur tmp' subdirectories.
Now, once you have started kmail2 you will have a local maildir account by
default. I think that, by default it is located in
But you can configure other local accounts too.
Then, just copy the whole folder $HOME/localpath/oldmails inside the new local
mail directory. So you will end having something like:
When restarting kmail2, you will have a new subdirectory under Local Folders
named oldmails with your all emails. It may take a time if the folder is big
because it has to reindex all mails.
If you have some old kmail1 index files you need not to copy those.
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