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Old 10-02-2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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exporting e-mail from thunderbird to Kmail


So I'm trying to export my mail from Thunderbird to Kmail. Thunderbird is supposed to use mbox format(though it's called something else). Kmail is supposed to be able to import from a mbox format, but it won't work. Thoughts? An automated exportation/importation to/from eml format would work to
 
Old 10-03-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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You need to select the hidden inbox file or the one that is name inbox with more letters in it. (I am niot at home. The inbox folder is a decoy. (Don't feel bad, I made the same mistake.)
 
Old 10-03-2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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could you be more specific? I'm not sure I understand.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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Could you be more specific?
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... but it won't work.
is just a tad vague.

Perhaps an outline of the steps you thought you were supposed to follow, together with a description of where it broke down & how you knew it wasn't working.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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I was in Kmail, and used the import function. I chose the mbox format, and navigated to the folder containing the files for Thunderbird(E:/wx91x161.default/Mail/mail.spiekerfamily.com-1/ in windows). I then chose the Inbox file, which is ilke 35MB(which makes sense). Kmail doesn't recognize it a a valid mbox format, and edititing it w/ vim doesn't show anything. Thoughts?
 
Old 10-05-2005, 12:11 AM   #6
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(I) Don't use T'bird, (I've been) Winders free since May (where are my 30 & 90 day chips?), but is there any point in exporting from T'bird first? (I may be completely off base here.)

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Old 10-05-2005, 08:43 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by archtoad6
Don't use T'bird, Winders free since May (where are my 30 & 90 day chips?), but is there any point in exporting from T'bird first? (I may be completely off base here.)
What do you mean? Yes, I can't sync w/ my zaurus from Thunderbird. Thoughts?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 06:22 PM   #8
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be sure to use "thunderbird local mail" import function instead of mbox, and be sure to select the proper folder.

Thunderbird import filter
Select your base Thunderbird mailfolder (usually ~/.thunderbird/*.default/Mail/Local Folders/).
Note: Never choose a Folder, which does not contain mbox-files (for example a maildir). If you do it anyway, you will get many new folders.
As it is currently impossible to recreate the folder structure, it will be "contained" in the generated folder's names.
Written by Danny Kukawka.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 06:52 PM   #9
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I don't think my version of Kmail has a 'thunderbird local mail' import function. I'm using 3.3.2(I think). Hence the reason for my question. Is it just the Inbox file(mines approx. 35 MB)?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 08:10 PM   #10
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i'm using 3.4.2 and never tried it with 3.3, so i have three options for you:
1) upgrade to 3.4.2
2) try this perl script i just found on google http://kmail.kde.org/unsupported/mozilla2kmail.pl
3) wait till somebody here can give you a better answer
 
Old 10-06-2005, 10:30 PM   #11
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Will upgrading Kmail throw everything else off?
 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:36 PM   #12
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ok, is there way to way to do the opposite? I've completely removed my e-mail from windows, and just want to use thunderbird in linux. Can I export from Kmail to thunderbird?
 
  


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