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Re: [SLE] Converting MH to KMail (maildir)
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 16:45:18 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405231645.18153.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 23 May 2004 16.30, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I currently am using Sylpheed Claws that uses MH folders. While I am
> happy with Sylpheed Claws, I may want to use KMail, but I don't want to
> have to define all my directories individually. I have been using Linux
> at home for several years, having used exmh, and converted to Sylpheed
> Claws a while back. I switched to Sylpheed when there was a serious
> problem with exmh. I have nearly 500 mail folders that I have set up
> over the years.
>
> 1. is there an existing utility (script or otherwise) that will update
> MH folders to maildir?
>
> 2. If not, what mechanism does KMail use to recognize maildir folders,
> other than the existence of the cur, tmp, and new subdirectories?

I can't find anything specific to maildir, but sylpheed has an "export to
mbox" feature, and kmail can handle mbox files. In kmail, you can then
convert from mbox to maildir

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