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import Kmail into evolution - plz help asap

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Maaz
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import Kmail into evolution - plz help asap

KMail: KMail 1.6.2
evolution version: Evolution 2.0.4

have to move from KMail to Evolution.
I tried to import the mailbox into Evolution, but Evolution doesnt support "import from KMail"

evolution > file > import > import data and settings from Older Program

the followin messages receives

"Evolution checked for settings to import from the following applications: Pine, Netscap, Elm, iCalender. No settings that could be imported where found...."

KMail has created the folder "Mail" in users home directory

cd ~/Mail
ls -l

drwx------ 7 root root 560 May 28 15:32 .
drwx------ 29 root root 1560 May 28 17:17 ..
-rw------- 1 root root 33 May 28 17:31 .drafts.index
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33 May 28 17:31 .drafts.index.ids
-rw------- 1 root root 1025 May 28 17:31 .inbox.index
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 41 May 28 17:31 .inbox.index.ids
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 121 May 28 17:29 .inbox.index.sorted
-rw------- 1 root root 33 May 28 17:31 .outbox.index
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33 May 28 17:31 .outbox.index.ids
-rw------- 1 root root 33 May 28 15:32 .sent-mail.index
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33 May 28 17:31 .sent-mail.index.ids
-rw------- 1 root root 33 May 28 15:32 .trash.index
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33 May 28 17:31 .trash.index.ids
drwx------ 5 root root 120 May 28 17:31 drafts
drwx------ 5 root root 120 May 28 17:31 inbox
drwx------ 5 root root 120 May 28 17:31 outbox
drwx------ 5 root root 120 May 28 15:32 sent-mail
drwx------ 5 root root 120 May 28 15:32 trash

we cannot upgrade the versions of the software, as we are running Novell Linux desktop 9 SP 3, and we are only allowed to install packages from the installation media.

Please help asap
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: import Kmail into evolution - plz help asap

You can do something like this:

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-October/021439.html

Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: import Kmail into evolution - plz help asap

See also:

"Using IMAP remote folders as an intermediary"

Here:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_and_exporting_your_mail
http://www.justinclarke.com/archives/2006/10/migrating_apple.html

Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Allfo R. Not
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Solution

Re: import Kmail into evolution - plz help asap

1.In Kmail you could re-create the folders (i.e. Inbox,Sent-Mail,Trash) by adding a New Folder but this time choosing the 'mbox' option in the New Folder Dialog Mailbox format.
2.Copy the contents of the mail folder you wish to transfer to this newly created mbox folder.
3.Copy from Kmail to Evolution (cp or scp,depends on your setup)
scp /.kde/share/apps/kmail/junk2 me@192.168.1.1:/home/me/.evolution/mail/local
4.Start/Restart evolution and your new folder should show up




Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: import Kmail into evolution - plz help asap

Hi Ivan Ferreira
>You can do something like this:
>http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-October/021439.html

the url provides the perfect way to do the task.

and dear Allfo R. the step-by-step reply you provide was the BEST, and truly speaking your reply helps me understand the instructions provided by the Ivan Ferreira(http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-October/021439.html)

Nice help
Millions of Thanks
Regards