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Thread: HELP : about to loose 3000+ messages in my inbox

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    Default HELP : about to loose 3000+ messages in my inbox

    This is a real emergency.

    I suddenly realised that when i click randomly on one of my former messages in
    my 3000+ list of former messages in my inbox, it gives inconsistent
    presentation. The "from" becomes unknown, there is no date, no size and all
    messages seem empty or full of random datas...

    I am really afraid of loosing 8 years of inbox messages.

    I use KMail Version 1.9.10, in Kontact Version 1.2.9, in opensuse 11.1, up to
    date.

    How can i retrieve all my messages ?

    Please help me.

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    Default Re: HELP : about to loose 3000+ messages in my inbox

    Christophe deR wrote:
    > This is a real emergency.
    >
    > I suddenly realised that when i click randomly on one of my former
    > messages in
    > my 3000+ list of former messages in my inbox, it gives inconsistent
    > presentation. The "from" becomes unknown, there is no date, no size and
    > all
    > messages seem empty or full of random datas...
    >
    > I am really afraid of loosing 8 years of inbox messages.


    You do have a backup, don't you?

    If not, then make a backup before you do anything else!

    Then you can stop worrying and take your time to calm down and think and
    experiment.

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    Default Re: HELP : about to loose 3000+ messages in my inbox

    On 2011-03-24 10:36, Christophe deR wrote:
    >
    > This is a real emergency.
    >
    > I suddenly realised that when i click randomly on one of my former
    > messages in
    > my 3000+ list of former messages in my inbox, it gives inconsistent
    > presentation. The "from" becomes unknown, there is no date, no size and
    > all
    > messages seem empty or full of random datas...


    You probably need to rebuild the index - and make a backup first. Assuming
    it is local.

    > I use KMail Version 1.9.10, in Kontact Version 1.2.9, in opensuse
    > 11.1, up to date.


    Impossible. OpenSUSE 11.1 is not maintained, so it can not be up to date.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default [SOLVED] HELP : about to loose 3000+ messages in my inbox

    What i did to retrieve 300 mails lost from june 2010 til october 2010 :

    - Save inbox file.
    - Edit this file with kwrite
    - Look for the line where mail of June 6th 2010 ends
    - Look for the line where mail of October 19th 2010 begins
    - Between those two messages/lines, nothing was seen from kmail but there were
    ~300000 lines tin the inbox file edited from kwrite.
    - i found that the first message in these lines did not finish correctly with
    the --=====number==---
    - So i cut this lines from this file to put it in another file named inbox2
    and saved in my Documents folder.
    - Then i have imported this mbox file from kmail
    - i hope not too much messages have been lost

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