Kae Verens wrote:
> Kevin Philp wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a small script that would convert a kmail setup to
> > Evolution. The use really wants to preserve all the folders they have
> > up over the last three years.
> > Kevin.
>> set up an IMAP server. connect the KMail to the server. move all the
> folders over to the server.
>> set up evolution to read from the IMAP server. either stick with the
> server, or create a local account.
>> I recommend sticking with the IMAP server. just about everything can
> read it now, and you'll never lose a thing when your local machine goes
As a follow up to imap advocacy, don't use local client for mail ->
folder sorting if you have access/control of your mail server. I set-up
procmail on my mail server so everything gets sorted server side and
haven't looked back.
This was to address the problem if I had my work mail client open and
was also connected from home. If my home mail client intercepted new
mails before the work machine sorted them they went straight into my
Inbox rather then the desired folder. I set-up the same filtering rules
on my home mail client but quickly realised this would be a pain in the
ass to maintain or set-up if I wished to access mail from elsewhere again.
The combination of imap and procmail filtering on the server meant it
didn't matter how many simultaneous client connections were up.
Also to get mail at a new location all you need to do it point to the
imap server and set-up your auth and you get your mail in the correct
folders with a minimal amount of fuss and no side-effects.
Stephen Brooks <stephen at lincor.com> Digital Depot, Thomas Street
Senior Software Engineer Dublin 8, Ireland
Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0) 1 4893683
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