[Users] I'm whupped by kmail
gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Jul 12 20:07:22 CEST 2013
kmail has been my preferred mail agent since 14 years ago, but I have not
been able to make it start on a ubu-12.4.2 install.
So, claws seems the next logical step, I've read lots of good "press" about
it, and I've wasted 10 days on kmail now.
But, I see claws is mbox format only, an acronym I am told for a merged
And it has no facility to import a maildir, which I have about 40 of.
However the original kmail inbox is a mailfile, and while it shows 1 unread
message in the claws left panel, it will not show me the message itself.
This inbox file, in a du -h format report, is 2.1 Gb, and the whole ~Mail
tree is about 4.5 Gb, but that 2.1Gb inbox means its very close to falling
over on a 32 bit install, and has done so before, forcing me to go thru it
by hand nuking the obvious spam etc.
This leads to the first question: What is the maximum mbox format file
that claws-mail can handle on a 64 bit install?
kmail apparently doesn't have an export function, so:
Is it possible to do something like create a tempdir, and then step through
the cur dirs, doing a "cat * > temdir/foldername" to create the merged
files, and then import that into claws-mail?
Or is there another such mail merging utility that would do that better
than a simple cat *?
3 questions, sorry.
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