How to transfer kmail2 messages to Thunderbird?

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Sun Dec 30 18:03:34 UTC 2012


Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at gmail.com> wrote:

>On 30/12/12 17:29, Clay Weber wrote:
>> The default location for email is /home/username/.local/mail
>
>Not for anything stored in the Akonadi framework it isn't :( but your
>point is good.
>
>You might find something in
>
>/home/username/.local/share/local-mail/
>
>I *think* kmail still stores 'Local Folders' mail here. This will be
>maildir format and Thunderbird should be able to read it.
>
>Mark
>
>
>
>>
>> Thunderbird has an import feature that should be able to import your
>> email as kmail uses the standard maildir format iirc.
>>
>> What email client you use is ultimately up to you. I personally can't
>> stand tbird for the same reasons you don't like kmail. If you can,
>> using imap instead of pop makes switching clients much easier, and
>you
>> can choose to have your mail cached locally if you want local copies,
>> or create filters that move or copy messages to a local folder.
>>
>> kubuntu <kubuntu at appjaws.plus.com> wrote:
>>
>>     Hi all,
>>     I am fed up with kmail taking so long to do things and hogging
>the 
>>     system.  I thought I would try Thunderbird, I installed it and
>set up 
>>     accounts but I can not find my old mail which I need.
>>     Where is kmail2 mail stored and can it be exported?
>>     How can Thunderbird import the old messages?
>>     Is Thunderbird a good choice or would another program be more
>suitable 
>>     as a kmail replacement?
>>
>>     Why is everything so complicated, after all I just want to
>receive pop2 
>>     email and save the history.
>>
>>     Please help a frustrated user.
>>     Thanks
>>     Paul
>>
>>
>> -- 
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>>
>>
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I might have the exact folder incorrect (away from my computer) but akonadi does *not* store the actual email, they are still contained in the special email folder. 
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