[Users] Moving to new computer

Cia Watson ciamarie at my180.net
Fri Dec 20 16:37:58 CET 2013

On Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:33:59 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> Now I want to clone the new installation of Claws Mail to a desktop
> computer which has Xubuntu 12.04, except that once it's working I will
> change the accounts so that when I get mail it will leave the mail on
> the server - I want all mail to be saved or deleted on the laptop only.
> Using a thumb drive I copied the ~/.claws-mail folder from the new
> laptop to the desktop, then ran the above command. But when I launch
> Claws Mail on the desktop initially the folders are all there and the
> number of messages is the same as on the laptop, but when I click on a
> folder the count goes to 0. The accounts are working, but when I get
> mail the popup may say it is retrieving three or four messages, but the
> Inbox remains 0. 

> Any ideas?

It looks like, from the above, that you only copied the ~./claws-mail folder.
You will also want to copy the ~/Mail folder as well, or whichever folder
you've designated as the #MH folder for holding the email and folders.

Cia W.
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