Importing mail etc into Kontact KDE4

I would like to import my mail etc. from Kontact KDE3 to Kontact KDE4. Which directories are used to hold the KDE3 stuff?


if i’m not mistaken all your mails are in:

nikotron wrote:

> hi,
> if i’m not mistaken all your mails are in:
> /home/yourname/.kde/share/apps/kmail

You’ll also need /home/yourname/.kde/share/config/kmailrc but, if my
experience is anything to go by, that won’t be enough. There must be some
other files out there that I’ve forgotten about since the last time I went
through this nausea.

Why can’t the KDE4 version do the importing automatically? I’ve had to do
this hand-copying a number of times in the past whenever there’s been a
change to the Kontact entities and am damned annoyed that a better system
hasn’t yet been devised.

Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy

Hear! Hear! I quite agree…

I just today “migrated” Kontact from 3.5 to 4.1. What a coincidence :slight_smile:

This is what I copied from my old system:
~/Mail, of course
akregator knode knotes kontact kmail korganizer

Copy those files to ~/.kde4/share/…

New Kontact now works with old data and settings, but I’ll probably need some more files to copy, which will be revealed while using it.