[Users] I'm whupped by kmail
gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Jul 12 23:16:37 CEST 2013
On Friday 12 July 2013 17:12:54 Steve Litt did opine:
> Hi Gene,
> This isn't responsive to your exact questions, but it just might be
> responsive to the result you're looking for:
I have that all printed from a link I found a couple days back, and am
considering setting dovecot as a imap server, but I'm going to have to read
through that, checkmarking as I go. Its definitely on the agenda, thats
> As an added benefit, if a future Claws-Mail version ever screws up as
> badly as Kmail did with its Kmail2 abomination, then if you do what the
> preceding document says, replacing your email client will be trivial.
And that is going to be a huge plus.
I believe it will, thanks Steve.
> Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
> Troubleshooting Training * Human Performance
> On Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:07:22 -0400
> Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> > Greetings;
> > 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 "mailfile".
> > 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.
> > Cheers, Gene
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