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  1. MarcusMaximus

    MarcusMaximus Member This Topic's Starter

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    I should probably register on a Linux forum for this but thought I'd get equally as good an answer here as I would on a dedicated Linux forum.

    I install openSUSE on one of the spare computers in work to test it out before i install it on my own laptop. I tried connecting Kmail to MS exchange and did so successfully using POP 3 but never checked the box saying leave messages on the server and it removed the emails from the server. Now i have nothing in my Outlook Inbox on my XP machine.

    Any suggestion as to how i can restore the emails from Kmail to the server.

    Thanks


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  2. The_Gnome_

    The_Gnome_ Well-Known Member

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    I'm not an expert, but short of restoring from a server backup, or resending them (which will screw the timestamps I realize), I'm not familiar of a way to get them back onto the server.

    Do you have a server backup you can restore from?
     
  3. MarcusMaximus

    MarcusMaximus Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a server backup on tape but our software doesn't support brick level restoration, they cheeped out when purchasing it. So it would be a case of restoring the entire exchange server to last night which wouldn't be an option.

    I can't seem to find an option to export a mail folder from Kmail which is strange.
     
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    The_Gnome_ Well-Known Member

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    Again, being far from an expert, I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but there's a somewhat painful sounding manual process of exporting here. Might help or at least send you down the right path.

    KMail Export
     
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    Cheers. Will give it a try tomorrow. I registered and posted on the openSUSE forums also. I'll post a result as soon as i get one.
     
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    MarcusMaximus Member This Topic's Starter

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    This worked KMail Export. With a little alteration. Thanks

    I copied my inbox folder from .kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/inbox/cur to a memory stick and copied it to my XP PC with outlook.

    I then renamed all the files from my Kmail inbox to .eml files. They were in the form of 1269873234.4866.14R2s. I used command prompt for this. I navigated to the directory on the local PC where i stored the Kmail inbox and used the command rename *.* to *.eml which changed the above file and all files to 1269873363.4866 (1).eml.

    I wasn't able to import these into Outlook 2003 because they kept opening Outlook express when i tried to. So i imported all files into Outlook Express successfully and imported into Outlook 2003 from there.

    Problem sorted :)

    Thanks for the help The_Gnome_
     
  7. The_Gnome_

    The_Gnome_ Well-Known Member

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    Anytime! Glad I could help! :D
     

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