[TriLUG] What are other Kmail users doing?
Joseph S. Tate
dragonstrider at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 09:57:56 EST 2012
There are lots of scripts that can be used to convert mbox to maildir and
vice-versa with our without an Imap server. Using offsite services for
this would use up bandwidth unnecessarily (albeit with mail it's usually
not a lot of bandwidth, but it sounds like Steve's got enough that he
hasn't bothered converting it before.)
I've dropped krashy kmail in favor of zimbra's web client and
thunderbird). I want to move my thunderbird accounts to gmail, but haven't
done it yet. I'm not as pleased with thunderbird's lack of options for
moving around without the mouse, but at least it doesn't crash. I'll give
Akonadai a couple more revs before I trust it with any crucial data. I've
been bitten by it a couple of times now.
On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com>wrote:
> Thanks Greg,
> I like it. Assuming it's easily doable, I like it a lot.
> Some of my folders can't go to Gmail because they have personal or
> business information I want to keep in my office. But hell, those
> folders I can do individually, one way or another.
> Do you happen to know if you can save whole mail box trees to Gmail,
> and slurp them back later? That would make things much easier.
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> On Sunday, January 15, 2012 05:39:38 PM Greg Cox wrote:
> > OK, I've not had exactly your situation, but what do you think
> > about this:
> > 1) make a dummy gmail account
> > 2) save all your local mail folders up to gmail
> > 3) blow away local folders (OK, really, just set them aside so
> > they're recoverable but out of the way)
> > 4) Upgrade local OS
> > 5) slurp all your folders back down locally, letting them be
> > imported into the proper format.
> > I'd think this would let the power of IMAP work for you and make IT
> > put things in the right format, instead of looking at it as a
> > localized db migration problem.
> > On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Steve Litt
> <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I've been a relatively happy Kmail user since 2003. Yeah, it's
> > > too big, too crashy, and it's part of KDE, but its features are
> > > *exactly* what I need in a mail client.
> > >
> > > I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and cannot transition to Ubuntu 11.10 until I
> > > figure out what to do about Kmail, because Ubuntu 11.10's Kmail
> > > is Kmail2, which requires storing data in Akonadi, and is also
> > > tied even more intimately than Kmail with nepomuk and D-Bus. If
> > > I were a KDE enthusiast who used email as a part of his Personal
> > > Information Manager (PIM), this would all be great news. But all
> > > I want is an email client that can have many hierarchical
> > > mailboxes, so all this stuff means nothing but more complication
> > > and fragility to me.
> > >
> > > Trouble is, with a hierarchy of over 100 mailboxes (one is for
> > > TriLUG), some in mbox and some in maildir format, migration to
> > > another client is difficult and probably requires heroic human
> > > intervention.
> > >
> > > For anyone else who is/has been in the situation I describe, what
> > > did/are you doing?
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