If you often need to transfer KMail data and emails from one computer to other, you might have faced some harsh time before. Though its possible by transferring the configuration files, the Akonadi server makes the transfer hard as numeric identifiers are used for folders instead of paths. Luckily, a new application for KDE PIM is available which will make the migration flawless.
Some of the steps necessary to backup/restore KMail data are:
- The main configuration file, kmail2rc, of course.
- Maildir directory structure, mailbox files.
- identity settings.
- filters settings.
- mailtransport settings.
- all pop3/imap/maildir/mailbox resources.
- ldap server (kabldaprc).
- Akonadi database.
- and other configs as templatesconfigurationrc, akonadi_archivemail_agentrc.
So, the migration works as simple as making and extracting a zip file. This program is available in KDE 4.9. The developer has also plans to create a backup/restore mechanism for other PIM programs in KDE 4.10