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    Default KMail Account Data - Where ?

    Hi,

    Where apart from ~/.kde4/share/apps/kmail does kmail keep account data, such as login data/names of pop/smtp servers?

    I wanted to install an entirely clean version of kmail, so I uninstalled/re-installed kmail via YAST. I manually deleted ~/.kde4/share/apps/kmail. After installing kmail I found that the account data of my Yahoo account were still listed in the kmail configuration panel.

    Shall I delete the Yahoo account within kmail prior to uninstalling the kmail package?

    Cheers and best regards.

    H.

    P.S. Lenovo TP T61, openSUSE 11.3, KDE4

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    Default Re: KMail Account Data - Where ?

    As of KDE 4.4 and later the account data (if I am not entirely mislead by recent development) are handled by the Akonadi framework. Backup of this framework was effectively a critizied issue and an efficient backup and administration has yet AFAIK not been implemented.
    Maybe somebody more into the KDE4 development can give better inside on how to backup / handle the Akonadi based data or if there have been changes for what concerns these problems.

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    Default Re: KMail Account Data - Where ?

    Under home/.kde4/config

    There are three files. From memory something like:-

    email identies

    kmailric

    mail transporter

    The spellings aren't 100% but should point you in the right direction.

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    Default Re: KMail Account Data - Where ?

    Hi and thanks a lot,

    Yes, as far as I have read up now, too, Akonadi caches Kontact data in some internal MySQL-server. Any idea how I can find the tables used for that purpose?

    Best regards.

    H.

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    Default Re: KMail Account Data - Where ?

    Yes, as far as I have read up now, too, Akonadi caches Kontact data in some internal MySQL-server. Any idea how I can find the tables used for that purpose?
    I don't know where it stores the tables, but in any case make sure that you have installed the latest KDE updates (there are plenty of them). They fix a critical bug with Akonadi: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=571546
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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