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Old 06-06-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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Importing mail from Kmail to Thunderbird or Mozilla mail


Is there a way to import messages from KMail to Thunderbird or Mozilla ? I've been trying but they only suggest Netscape4.x as an option.
Old 06-26-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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I didn't get it to work yet but here is a link. Post back if you have better luck.

Hope that helps.

Old 07-25-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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try this

take a look at this:

In case you have trouble with the link, it is just the thunderbird faq, and there is a question about importing from kmail.

The basic premise is that Thunderbird reads the mbox file format (which I understand evolution uses). You can create this type of mailbox in kmail, but it is not the default format. You create a new folder in the mbox format, copy the mail into it, and then go to the shell and copy the actual file from the kmail directory into the appropriate directory for thunderbird to access (the faq tells you which directories to use). The same thing can be done with evolution, and you don't even need to convert the mailbox format.
Old 07-30-2004, 04:52 PM   #4
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Thanks Semlak !

This information is very useful indeed. I'm saving it for future reference concerning Thunderbird.

Dalek's link also pointed to an interesting thread, from which I got enough information to eventually solve my problem.

I recently moved from Windows to Linux, using first Thunderbird, then Mozilla. I find these two mail clients disappointingly slow, though. But Linux is much more exciting to use in my opinion.


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