[Users] Suitability of using Claws instead of KMail ?

Peter peter777 at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Apr 26 01:29:18 CEST 2017

Hi Tristan,

On Tuesday, 25 April 2017 9:46:40 AM AEST Tristan Miller wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:29:07 +1000, Peter Richards
> <peter777 at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Need to know some basic akonadi commands to get into the db and
> > extract everything, Hopefully in the same folder heirarcy as the
> > Kmail folder heirarchy. My apologies if someone has already done so,
> > in the other messages.
> That might not be necessary -- my KMail and KMail2 kept mail in maildir
> (formerly mbox) format in ~/Mail.  IIRC Akonadi was used only for
> indexing (though it probably did keep an entire copy of all my mails in
> a database). Perhaps setups vary, but if yours is like mine, then you
> can just migrate the maildir folders/mbox files using standard tools
> and forget about the Akonadi database.

I would love to completely forget about akonadi, but after checking just one 
folder, unfortunately need to get into that db, or at the least synchronise 

I checked one folder in KMail and it shows 49 messages. Counted them, and got 
49. Then had a look at the file system and there are only 43 messages. So if I 
simply use the file structure, there is the risk of loosing messages.  :(



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