[Users] Windows Mail folder location

Martin Hoehle mail1 at hoehle.net
Mon Oct 19 18:53:01 CEST 2015

At 12:00 19.10.2015, you wrote:
>Message: 1
>Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:17:52 +0200
>From: Andrej Kacian <andrej at kacian.sk>
>To: users at lists.claws-mail.org
>Subject: Re: [Users] Windows Mail folder location
>Message-ID: <20151019001752.50228a41 at penny>
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>On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:06 +0200
>Martin Hoehle <mail1 at hoehle.net> wrote:
> > I would never have imagined that the Mail folder could be somewhere
> > else but under /Claws-mail and some of the docs I have found do say
> > so... In hindsight it's rather logical because the MH format could be
> > read by other programs as well and therefore should not "belong" to
> > CM in all cases.
>Indeed, and it is also because traditionally, on Unix-like operating
>systems (where Claws Mail started), mail usually goes to a different
>location than program configuration. :)

Is there a way to move the config folder from 
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Claws-mail to another folder as 
well ? Obviously CM should know where to look for it so the relevant 
path cannot be defined in one of the files in this folder itself. 
Since there do not seem to be any CM settings in the registry (and 
not in the program folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Claws Mail) I fear 
that it's hard coded into CM that the config folder location is under 
the /Users folder as defined by the relevant environment variable ? 
It would be nice to have that automatically backed up with all my data.

> > Is there a way I can change the location where CM keeps the mail
> > database, to another partition for example ? I had a look at the
> > clawsrc config file but it does not seem to define the mail folder path.
>You can just remove the MH folder tree from Claws Mail, move it
>wherever you want, and then add it again (via "File/Add Mailbox/MH..."
>menu) using full path, e.g. "d:\my stuff\workmail". You can also create
>new mailboxes using full path, so that they won't be placed in the
>default location, but where you want them.

Ok, perfect !

>You could also edit folderrc file directly, if you know what you're
>doing, but be careful.

I do some Linux server admin stuff, don't worry. But the Win version 
of CM doesn't seem to have such a file. :(

This is alredy OT, hopefully you don't mind: How for X's sake can I 
change the language of CM's user interface ? It defaults me to the 
system locale but I need something different. I've already had a look 
at clawsrc and in the GUI settings menu item but no luck there.


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