[Users] Suitability of using Claws instead of KMail ?

Peter Richards peter777 at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Apr 26 12:22:01 CEST 2017

Hi Liz,

On Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:43:22 +1000
Liz <edodd55 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:29:18 +1000
> Peter <peter777 at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > 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 things.
> > 
> > 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.  :(
> > 
> This whole thing has been scripted in Perl, by Paul.

It's been a while since I used/wrote any Perl, but after hving a look
at Paul's script, there doesn't seem to be any code there to use the
(akonadi) MySQL database. It parses through the KMail folder structure

From https://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi

" In SC 4.4, KAddressBook became the first application to start using
the Akonadi framework. In SC 4.7, KMail, KOrganizer, KJots, etc. were
updated to use Akonadi as well."

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE_Software_Compilation_4#KDE_SC_4.7

"KDE SC 4.7 was released on 28 July 2011."

The latest version of Paul's script is 25/02/2007

Those articles simply confirm that Akonadi came after Paul's script.

If I use the KMail data "as is", because there are data discrepancies
(between KMail and Akonadi database), I will loose emails. Have only
checked 2 folders and both had differences.

What I can "see" in Kmail isn't in the Kmail folder structure, it is in
the Akonadi db MySQL database. Therefore, I need to get that sorted
first, to remove any data discrepancies.



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