kmail losing emails... help pls!

Brendan mailinglist at
Fri Jul 6 22:16:09 BST 2007

On Friday 06 July 2007, Rick wrote:
> well it would appear, that kmail is not not keeping up with the mail,
> and is losing emails, just did a fresh install of kubuntu 7.04,
> and copy back my mail folder to kmail... all appear fine, expect,
> that I missing 4 months worth of emails... anyone..?
> yes, I did rebuild 60% of the indexs as well, help, but still missing
> emails with kmail.
> I don't feel kmail can handle tens of thousand of emails... current 132,000


Translation: "I don't know what happened, but I'm going to blame the program 
because I did something wrong".

Dude, I have over a million emails in Kmail, since 1994. They are all fine and 

Did you copy at a folder level like cp -Rapvf /home/joeschmoe/Mail ?
Did you also copy your config files?
Did you check permissions? Did you check if the emails are in the same folder? 
This would indicate a problem with the transfer, etc.

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