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Old 03-22-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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Question How do I backup my emails and contacts etc in Kontact?


How do I backup my emails and contacts etc in Kontact? Preferably to a network drive or CDR

Thanks in advance

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Old 03-22-2005, 07:44 AM   #2
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I belive you'll have to backup the directories:
~/Mail/ # this should be the default dir for the mail, someone please correct me if Im wrong..
~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/ # to keep your settings if you wish
~/.kde/share/apps/whatEverAppNameYouUseInKontact # again to keep settings of a piece of kontact.. Kontact is just a wrapper for different applications, so everyone of em has its own settings stashed away..

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Old 07-28-2006, 03:22 PM   #3
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Question Kmail Backup

I have the same problem: I have looked in both places I don't have these folder paths (see below).

I have:
linux:~/.kde/share/apps # ls -l
total 0
drwx------ 6 root root 160 2006-05-29 11:15 .
drwx------ 7 root root 168 2006-05-29 11:15 ..
drwx------ 3 root root 72 2006-05-29 11:15 kconf_update
drwx------ 2 root root 120 2006-04-17 23:02 kdeprint
drwx------ 2 root root 80 2006-05-29 11:15 kopete
drwx------ 2 root root 48 2006-05-29 11:15 remoteview
linux:~/.kde/share/apps #

I am using SUSE 10.0 with KDE Kontact and I can't find where my email files are stored?


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Artanicus I belive you'll have to backup the directories:
~/Mail/ # this should be the default dir for the mail, someone please correct me if Im wrong..
~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/ # to keep your settings if you wish
~/.kde/share/apps/whatEverAppNameYouUseInKontact # again to keep settings of a piece of kontact.. Kontact is just a wrapper for different applications, so everyone of em has its own settings stashed away


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Old 08-06-2006, 11:00 AM   #4
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Lightbulb How do I find my email files

This is the answer to my own Question : "I have the same problem"
For those of you who like me are really a Newbie:
You have to look into the *USERSNAME* Directory for each user's EMail file. I was making the mistake of looking at the ROOT USER .kde...directory files. in this case my user is lxgray so therefore I had to look into the: linux:/home/lxgray/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail directory as shown below. Now to save/backup all my email files all I have to do is back up the folder/s I wish

linux:/home/lxgray/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail # ls -a
. .inbox.index .sent-mail.index
.. .inbox.index.ids .sent-mail.index.ids
drafts outbox .sent-mail.index.sorted
.drafts.index .outbox.index trash
.drafts.index.ids .outbox.index.ids .trash.index
inbox .outbox.index.sorted .trash.index.ids
.inbox.directory sent-mail .trash.index.sorted
linux:/home/lxgray/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail #


I hope this helps someone in the future
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