Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce

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How-old!
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Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce

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This little matter was driving me crazy. Regular LM-Xfce user for years, never had an issue transferring Claws inboxes/Sentboxes before but LM17.3-to-18.1 didn't seem to work. The latest Claws v.3.13.2 sets the default mailbox to the MH/name-of-your-first-(default)-user-name e.g. MH/xyz, unlike previous versions which just set it to the generic MH/Mailbox. [This may depend on how and what order you set up your Claws package?]. The result is that all your In/Sent imports do get imported but not to the In/Sent panes. No idea where they do go, although there's plenty of importing activity! Took an age for the penny to drop. Just create a 'NEW' default mailbox - it'll show as MH/Mailbox - and bingo, all those imports suddenly appear.
This issue was raised by one poster on another forum, but got a spurious reply invoking the removal of a # prefix. Otherwise, neither the Claws website nor anywhere else I could find addressed the problem. Maybe most folk aren't as dumb as YT...

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