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How to change default mail directory in KMail???

dkolars
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In the KMail manual it says: "Invoking KMail for the first time creates a directory called Mail containing the initial files (inbox, outbox, sent-mail, trash and drafts) in your home directory."

Fine... except it's rather buried in the "home" directory: /home/user/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail

Sheesh... is there a setting to change it so that I can find my mail in:
/home/user/Mail

???

Thanks... I'm still deciding if I can use KMail, as I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, and am still running Eudora 7.0 under Wine... ~Supposedly~?? KMail can import my filters and address book... still messing with that... the manual said to compact my mail folders and move to the Mail directory.. I --finally-- found it, as shown above...

All hints welcomed!! Thanks.. dk
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Looks like the manual is outdated.

KMail used to use $HOME/Mail in very early versions but then distributors started to patch that to "hidden" locations like $HOME/.Mail, creating a difficult to support situation.
Therefore it now creates it in a hidden but known location by default.

However it will detect $HOME/Mail correctly when started for the first time and that directory being present (probably needs a maildir in there).

You can reconfigure that at any time by modifying the respective configuration property.
Most easy way to do that is the following command

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kwriteconfig --file kmailrc --group General --key folders $HOME/Mail


What this does it basically make sure there is a section in the config file "kmailrc" which looks like this

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[General]
folders=$HOME/Mail


Cheers,
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Thanks! I wish I knew I could do that earlier! :D


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