Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> What is the best way to save old email (eg from past years)
>>> so that it does not clutter up the Mail (or kmail) directory,
>>> but ancient items can be brought up reasonably easily if required?
>> For several years I have been keeping a local directory called Archives
>> with structure as follows:
>> Once in several months, you move all messages from Inbox and Sent to the
>> appropriate level in the Archives.
> Thanks for your response.
> That is more or less what I do.
> I guess my rather vague question was:
> Can I move this ancient mail out of my Mail folder
> (perhaps to an /archive on another computer)
> but bring it back reasonably easily if required?
> Eg I used to use mutt,
> and I could read ancient mail with "mutt -f <directory>".
> I was wondering if there was any way to do this with kmail.
~/Mail (or equivalent) should hold your mail either in MBOX format or as
individual files (you have the choice). You can grab entire folders, put
them aside and then graft them back onto ~/Mail. The folders are identified
dynamically IIRC. I am definite it works under smoothly under Thunderbird
(MBOX) and I am pretty certain that the same holds for KMail which I used
for 2 years until 2 months ago. You might have to erase the index files
(.[folder_name].index and .[folder_name].index.ids) to avoid ambiguities
(directories that no longer exist).
Roy S. Schestowitz