[Users] Change location of mailboxes

Holger Berndt berndth at gmx.de
Fri Aug 17 21:58:48 CEST 2012

On Fr, 17.08.2012 21:48, Peter Jespersen wrote:

>When I'm creating a new account it seems to be created inside a 
>subfolder to my home folder (~/MyMailAccount,~/MyOtherMailAccount), but 
>I've got about a dozen of those and I would rather have them located in 
>the same subfolder (~/Mail/MyMailAccount, ~/Mail/MyOtherMailAccount, and 
>so on).

In Claws Mail, accounts and mailboxes are separated. You can have many
POP3 accounts feeding one single mailbox in ~/Mail.

If you still want multiple mailboxes, ...

>Is that possible to do, and how ?

you can provide a path when adding them. Relative paths are interpreted
relative to the home directory, absolute paths are also possible.

So, instead of writing "MyMailAccount", you would write

If you want to move an existing mailbox, it's probably easiest to move
the directory tree with your file manager while Claws Mail is not
running (!), and re-add the mailbox under File->Add mailbox. Existing
metadata will be picked up.


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