Daniel Vrátil wrote:
On Monday 24 of June 2013 23:41:14 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I have a large amount of old emails
> in /var/spool/mail/tim/ on my laptop.
> I have created a KMail account
> specifying the MBox file /var/spool/mail/tim/.
> I have chosen Lock method: None
> I found there was already a Local Folders account
> pointing to a Maildir folder at ~/.local/share/local-mail
> which in fact is empty.
> So I called the new account alice
> (the email comes from in.alice.it).
> Unfortunately after setting up the MBox account as above
> I do not see the email in the /var/spool/ folder.
> It is clear that I do not understand KMail accounts properly.
> Could some kind soul please enlighten me.
> Should I perhaps delete the old "Local Folders" account,
> and use this name for the new account.
> Or is that irrelevant?
you can't remove "Local Folders" account, as it will be
added after next Akonadi start.
The fact that it is called "Local Folders" suggests that
it could point to more than one folder,
but it does not seem possible to add a second folder here.
I'm not sure I understand it correctly (/me never used mbox),
shouldn't the configuration point to an actual file? /var/spool/mail/tim/
does not look like an MBox file to me :-))
I take it an MBox file is a file of email in mbox format.
The file /var/spool/mail/tim (which is linked to /var/mail/tim)
contains email in mbox format.
I can read it eg with mutt, which finds this file automatically.
So I can sum up my problem with kmail(2):
mutt finds my local email automagically, so why doesn't kmail?