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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] KMail migration to another computer

From: Stefan Krusche <linux@...>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:29:29 +0200
Hi Glen,

Am Samstag 16 Juni 2018 schrieb Glen Cunningham:
> G'day All Trinity Gurus,
>     I am currently running KMail on a very old KDE/Trinity installation.
>   /etc/issue shows "Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS"  which needs to be pensioned off 
> immediately.
>     I have installed tde-14.0.4-ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso onto a 
> newer computer.  The installation seems OK and I managed to transfer 
> the mozilla bookmarks to the new computer  but getting KMail across has 
> me stumped.
>    Googling did not produce anything useful. :-(((
>    On this old computer the KMail info seems to be stored in
> /home/glen/.kde3/share/apps/kmail
>    but the new installation seems to have a very different directory 
> structure.
>   So, can the KMail settings and emails be copied to the newer computer?
> If anyone knows how, please let me know in GOF-speak (that is words of 
> 2-syllables or less).
> Ta,
> Glen

if you find these files in your old config directory, then copy all of them into the new one while kmail is not running:


Directories, filters and almost everything is stored in kmailrc. You will want your emailidentities, too, I guess. The other ones are not so important unless you want your previously configured sounds etc.

In addition to the kmail data directory "/home/glen/.kde3/share/apps/kmail" which you already have copied, that should do the trick.