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Old 08-17-2006, 02:59 AM   #1
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KMail message list not showing


Hello,

I'm running Kubuntu 6.06 and KDE 3.5.3. I recently had to reinstall Kubuntu on my laptop. I copied my home folder first onto a USB memory stick, and copied this into the new home folder under the new installation. Everyhing has gone fine, apart from -

in KMail I have received incoming emails and a number appears after 'inbox' to show how many. The pane which lists the messages however is completely blank. The .kde/share/apps/kmail/mail inbox file is empty (permissions are fine). I'm guessing that kmail has put the messages somewhere else, but I can't think where.

How can I get to see my messages?

Donald
 
Old 08-17-2006, 05:27 AM   #2
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This may be a problem with the index files kmail uses.
Try: stopping kmail, go to ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail and delete the index files. Re-start kmail, and your mail should be reindexed.
Better?
HTH

EditI suppose you have made sure owner:group permissions are OK?

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:04 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by DonaldUK
Hello,

I'm running Kubuntu 6.06 and KDE 3.5.3. I recently had to reinstall Kubuntu on my laptop. I copied my home folder first onto a USB memory stick, and copied this into the new home folder under the new installation. Everyhing has gone fine, apart from -

in KMail I have received incoming emails and a number appears after 'inbox' to show how many. The pane which lists the messages however is completely blank. The .kde/share/apps/kmail/mail inbox file is empty (permissions are fine). I'm guessing that kmail has put the messages somewhere else, but I can't think where.

How can I get to see my messages?

Donald
I've been using kmail for years and it has always stored the messages in the /home/user_name/Mail/ directory not the .kde directory I would check to make sure the permissions are correct on the Mail directory and its sub-directories.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:22 PM   #4
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I've been using kmail for years and it has always stored the messages in the /home/user_name/Mail/ directory not the .kde directory
Yes, but kubuntu6.06 with KDE 3.5.2 mail is stored under the ~/.kde directory as above (I just checked again). Weird but true!
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:33 PM   #5
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Yes, but kubuntu6.06 with KDE 3.5.2 mail is stored under the ~/.kde directory as above (I just checked again). Weird but true!
Impressive I out of ideas here then.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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Thank you Tredegar - that did the trick. All is working well now.

Much obliged.

Donald
 
  


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