After successfully installing and using the most recent version of Kubuntu (7.10), I was running into some serious problems which was adverserly affecting the way I worked so I decided to reload my laptop. And this is where the problem started.
I know that I can copy my ./.kde folder to make sure I have a “backup” of everything, but every time this happens something seems to go wrong, way wrong…. I copied back my /home/ directory including the .kde and had my bookmarks, files, and settings, however I did not have my mail configured correctly or even the mail messages.
So I tried in import of the backup folder into KMail and had half of my emails. What did I do wrong? Nothing that I can think of. This is the recommended way to make sure you have all of your mail files, but seems very silly to me. I can create a .PST file in Outlook or Outlook Express and save this information as it moves between computers. I have been successful with this over the years maintaining conversations and emails from friends I no longer talk to. This is not the case with KMail. I have tried to copy and import my folders several times and lose email each time I do this. Can someone please come up with a better way of doing this?
I’m thinking about making the switch from my current account to using GMail full time. Any thoughts on doing this?