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Kmail: location of email and config files

Postby dpeirce » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:19 pm

A possibly newbie question about Kmail as used in Mint 14 KDE:

I've installed Kmail, but want to use the old configuration and email files that I used in another distro (for continuity, and so I don't lose those emails) by symlinking from a data partition which contains the files. The other distro placed its email files at /home/user/Mail, and its configuration files at ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail, and symlinking worked well. However, in Mint, Kmail ignores symlinks in those locations and opens fresh - without my emails. I can do without the config files, but I need those emails.

Also, because I may go back and forth between distros, I don't want to simply copy the emails to the Mint partition. I don't know where to put them anyway.

After installing Kmail, I looked in synaptic under "installed files" and didn't find anything.

Help finding out where to put my Kmail symlinks in Mint 14 is appreciated.

In faith, Dave
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Re: Kmail: location of email and config files

Postby eyemeansit » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:56 pm

I'm not absolutely certain this is the right folder... (came here looking for the definitive answer myself!), but it might be /home/username/.local/share/local-mail.

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