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Re: [SLE] Converting MH to KMail (maildir)
  • From: Robert Paulsen <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 09:55:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405230955.11182.robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 23 May 2004 09:45, Anders Johansson wrote:
> 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

I used kmail to convert mbox files to maildir and had to do each file
individually. Time consuming and error prone!

If someone knows how to do the whole thing in an automated fashion it could be
a big help! (Not to me, I've already done it.)

--
Robert C. Paulsen, Jr.
robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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