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I made the mistake of setting up kmail as my default email application here at work. So I have (3 months ago) imported all my email from Outlook (as I ...
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    Migrate from Kmail to Mozilla


    I made the mistake of setting up kmail as my default email application here at work. So I have (3 months ago) imported all my email from Outlook (as I was leaving XP for SuSE) into kmail.

    Since then I have taken a shine to Mozilla (actually Thunderbird) and want to move my email from Kmail to Thunderbird ..

    any help? there doesnt seem to be an easy way ..

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    This was all I found in the mozilla help system:

    Importing Mail Messages

    To import mail messages from Mozilla Communicator, Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora, begin from the Mail window:

    1. Open the Tools menu, and choose Import. You see the Import Wizard.
    2. Follow the instructions to import mail messages.

    For Mozilla Communicator, the wizard imports a copy of all Communicator mail folders included under Local Folders. Imported mail is added as a new folder under Local Folders in the Mail window. (The Communicator mail folders still remain in their original location).

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    Further to Kriss' suggestion, can you export your messages from kmail to a file, and then import that file into Thunderbird?
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    This was all I found in the mozilla help system:
    yep, I might just have to move to Mozilla instead of Thunderbird ..

    Thunderbird has only import rules for Communicator 4.x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperTop
    Further to Kriss' suggestion, can you export your messages from kmail to a file, and then import that file into Thunderbird?
    Hmmm I don't see any option for EXPORTING email from kmail at all ..


    that kinda blows ..

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    Maybe this will help:

    There are two mail formats for kmail, maildir and mbox. If you use maildir, you can create mbox folders and then just copy all your mail to those new ones. Once in mbox format, it is basically a text file so you should then be able to import these into the other mail app.

    I don't use kmail, so I can't offer first hand advice. Do a search on kmail and mbox, and you'll see this method works well to export mail from kmail to Outlook. Should be similar to get it into T-bird, no?

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperTop
    Do a search on kmail and mbox, and you'll see this method works well to export mail from kmail to Outlook. Should be similar to get it into T-bird, no?
    Good luck!
    hey, that did it .. actually .. this did it ..
    http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...er/021439.html

    basically convert folders from maildir to mbox, I was then able to bring them right in.

    I copied the files into my mail directory under the .thunderbird directory. and voila!

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