make a 'save as' of emails in Kmail and save in an KDE folder

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Thu May 3 15:47:21 BST 2007


On Wednesday 02 May 2007 13:25, Martin Laberge wrote:
> is there a way to SEE a saved email in mbox format
> without having to import it in kmail

Yes and no.  Ultimately, it is just a text file that can be viewed in any text 
examiner/pager/editor.  But mbox is a format that stores entire mail folders 
in a single file, so it may not be pleasant to read.  Maildir, on the other 
hand, stores a folder as a directory and each mail is a file, more easily 
view.  the other advantage of maildir is not having to compress the folders 
as with mbox.  When you delete a message in mbox, the message remains, but is 
marked deleted until you compress the folder.  Compressing rewrites only the 
active messages to a new mbox file.  With maildir, delete a message, delete 
its file.

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