said Dr. Nikolaus Klepp:
| Yes, just delete the index files *.index *.index.ids *.index.sorted.
| When you restart kmail, it'll rebuild the indices. If you want to be on
| the save side, create a copy of your mail folder and then delete the
| indices ...
Many thanks. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I had about 15,000
messages from an old OS/2 mail client stored in a kind of precursor to
maildir that I hoped to merge with my existing KMail archive. I tried the
various import options; the only one that worked was to import from Lotus
Notes -- which put every message in its own directory! Fortunately, I only
did about 5,000 messages that way. (And have been every spare minute
extracting and filing them, which involved reading thousands of messages
from 1996 and 1997, which was interesting but tiresome after awhile.)
Finally finished those and simply made a new KMail folder, MR2 stuff, and
copied all the remaining 10,000 messages into it. Started up KMail. It
asked to indes them. Which it did in about 10 seconds and now I'll be able
to do in a couple of hours twice what I was able to do with the Lotus
Notes import filter in more than three full days!
So many thanks indeed.
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