[Users] moving claws-mail to new system

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Tue Apr 3 19:52:11 CEST 2018

On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 18:30:40 +0100
Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 19:19:37 +0200
> Andreas Meyer <a.meyer at nimmini.de> wrote: 
> > Can I copy this old structure somehow to the new system and what
> > folders and files would that be?  
> Yes, you can. If you have an MH mailbox then you should copy this,
> (default is ~/Mail), and you should also copy ~/.claws-mail/. See
> `man claws-mail` for descriptions of what it contains.
> Be mindful about preserving permissions and ownership, i.e. do it.
> Easiest way is probably creating tarballs.

Indeed. I do exactly this routinely with unison between two desktops and
a laptop. Works just fine.

Just be sure claws-mail is shut down when you make the transfer.


A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has
destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in
her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her
bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.

-- Will and Ariel Durant, III The Story of Civilization (1944) epilogue

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