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Old 08-16-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Kmail File Locations


Does anyone know where kmail keeps the e-mails and the attachments. I cannot find them in the home directory, even turning on hidden files. The Maildir contains no e-mails. I already checked there. And a search in the forum and Google produced no results. I may have been using poor search terms.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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I don't use kmail, but in $HOME/.kde4/share/maps/kmail are these directories:
~/.kde4/share/apps/kmail> ls mail
drafts inbox outbox sent-mail templates trash

The first hidden directory assumes using KDE4. If not look in the .kde hidden directory instead.
 
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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I use Mint which is a form of Ubuntu. Mint uses the gnome desktop interface.

I found the Kmail application at:

/usr/share/apps/kmail

But there were no inbox, or outbox folders or files. I also searched for "inbox" which returned only graphics with the word "inbox." I "have show hidden files" turned on.

I also found the the following:

/usr/share/kde4/apps/kmail

Hold the phone! Here it is:
/home/q/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/inbox

Strangely this did not come up in any searches.

Thanks! I wouldn't have found it without the clues you provided.

Last edited by Mikech; 08-17-2009 at 11:18 PM.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 03:25 AM   #4
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A desktop application will save things in your home directory. It doesn't have permissions to write to /usr/. An exception would be temporary files under /tmp, or a service using /var/.
 
  


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