[Users] Suitability of using Claws instead of KMail ?

Tristan Miller psychonaut at nothingisreal.com
Tue Apr 25 10:12:17 CEST 2017


On Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:02:51 -0600, Charles Curley
<charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:45:07 +0200
> Tristan Miller <psychonaut at nothingisreal.com> wrote:
> > The only thing that I haven't been able to migrate to my
> > satisfaction is the address book.  
> Have you tried csv2addressbook.pl? http://www.claws-mail.org/tools.php

I have.  As far as I can tell, it hasn't been updated since 2008 and
doesn't work with CSV files exported by recent versions of KAddressbook:

$ ./csv2addressbook.pl --type=kmail --csv=/tmp/addressbook.csv
        Invalid field count!
        Problem with your exported CSV file

The best I was able to do was to export to LDIF from KAddressbook and
then use Claws Mail's native LDIF importer.  As I mentioned before,
this imported the names and e-mail addresses, but nothing else.  Now
I'm living in synchronization hell, where I am manually maintaining
both the Claws Mail and KAddressbook address books.  (I am not sure I
want to manually migrate the rest of the address book data to Claws
Mail, as the interface is a lot clunkier.)

What I really want is CardDAV support, as this means I won't need to
maintain and synchronize my address book across mail clients or
machines. Instead I can just keep a single address book running on a
Radicale server on my always-on Raspberry Pi, and connect to it from any
CardDAV-capable mail client.


                  Tristan Miller
Free Software developer, ferret herder, logologist
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