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Importing into KMail

This section describes various import options within KMail.

Import Wizard

Import Wizard allows to import emails, settings, addressbook and calendar data in your user account from the following mailers:

  • Trojitá
  • Evolution 1.x - 3.x
  • OS X Mail
  • Opera
  • Sylpheed
  • Thunderbird/Mozilla
  • The Bat!
  • Outlook Express
  • Balsa
  • Pegasus-Mail
  • Claws Mail

You can start Import Wizard can either from the application launcher or from KMail with

  • Tools → Import Wizard...
Import Wizard

At startup the import wizard will detect all supported email applications, and list them for you in the window.


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Warning
Close KMail before importing data. Some plugins will modify KMail's configuration file.


Select the email application you want to import from, and click the Next button.

The wizard will then ask if you want to import everything, or give you options to select which types of materials you want to import.

Depending on your selections in the materials to import screen, you will see one or more of the following screens:

  • To Import mail messages, you need to select the folder you want your email messages to import into. Once selected, click the Import Mails button. Once the progress bar reaches 100%, click the Next button, or the Finish button, if this was your last material selection.
  • To Import mail filters, click the Import Filters button and it will import any filters it found, once finished click the Next button, or the Finish button, if this was your last material selection.
  • To Import settings, click the Import Settings button. The wizard will ask you some questions e.g. which folder to use for account folders that do not exist. The wizard will also create your identity. Once complete, click the Next button, or the Finish button, if this was your last material selection.
  • To Import address books, click the Import address book button, and it will import all address books it finds. Once complete, click the Next button.

Click the Finish button to complete and exit the wizard. If at any time you wish to end the wizard, you can click the Cancel button.


  • File → Import Messages

within KMail or run KMailCVT from the application launcher.

KMailCVT

KMailCVT is to be used to import your email messages if your previous email application/format is listed below.

  • KMail Archive
  • mbox(Unix, Evolution)
  • Evolution 1.x
  • Evolution 2.x
  • Evolution 3.x
  • KMail
  • OS X Mail
  • Opera
  • Sylpheed
  • Thunderbird/Mozilla
  • The Bat!
  • Outlook Express
  • Pegasus-Mail
  • Lotus Notes
  • Plain Text
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Note
Please make sure that you compact your folders in the other email client.


Select your previous email program from the drop down box. The center text area of KMailCVT will update with special instructions (if applicable), and the known location of email message storage for that application.

Follow these instructions, then select the folder you wish to import your messages to.

If you want the KMailCVT tool to remove duplicate messages, check Remove duplicate messages during import. A file select dialog will pop up and you need to select the file/folder noted in the instructions.

Click the Next button to complete the import. When the import is finished you can click the Back button to import from another application or the Finish button to exit.


This page was last modified on 13 March 2014, at 06:19. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.