Merging kmail files?
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Tue Jul 24 18:46:13 BST 2007
Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> I currently have two computers that I've used pretty heavily over the past
> couple of years. My desktop computer, however, has gotten to the point
> KDE no longer starts up. I've tried renaming the .kde directory in the
> hopes that I could get it going again, but that didn't work; something
> deep inside KDE is hosed.
> For now, I'm using my laptop exclusively. I can still reach my desktop
> computer's hard drive through SSH, so all my old files are still
> The problem is, I have email on my desktop computer that I need to get to;
> I also still have email on my laptop computer that I need to keep. Is
> there a way I can merge the kmail files from both computers so that I can
> get to all of them?
The mail is in one of two formats - mbox, where everything is in one file,
or maildir (of course, they could also be on an IMAP server, and not local
In either case, just copy the files from ~/Mail/ to your working system, and
use the appropriate File > Import option to import them.
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