[sylpheed:32617] Re: Change name of Mail folder?

Bob White bob at bob-white.com
Sat Sep 6 12:19:35 JST 2008

On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 21:04:35 -0600
Bob White <bob at bob-white.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 22:11:07 -0300
> John Coppens <john at jcoppens.com> wrote:
> > Hello people.
> > 
> > Today, a friend called me, to tell me he had lost all of his mail. I had
> > installed Linux and Sylpheed on his machine, so I was interested how he
> > did that.
> > 
> > After some discussion, I am suspecting he simply deleted the entire
> > ~/Mail folder, and I realized that this is quite an inviting target to
> > accidently delete.
> > 
> > Is it possible to tell Sylpheed to use some other folder, maybe .Mail, so
> > it won't appear on the file manager? Or otherwise secure it?
> > 
> > Thanks for any ideas,
> > John
> > 
> > PS: I still have to find out how he managed to delete the folder without
> > it appearing in the trash can, but maybe he cleaned that out too...
> Hi Johm,
> When you first set up a mailbox (File -> Mailbox -> Add Mailbox) there
> is a setting for the folder to use for the mailbox.  The entire message
> reads 
> "Specify the location of mailbox.  If the existing mailbox is
> specified, it will be scanned automatically."
> You can set the folder to be .Mail or anything else you like.  You can
> also go into the configuration file and change the settings but I
> forget just where it is at the moment.  Since you're starting from
> scratch, just use the setup.  (I'm going to have to find out where it
> is because I just created another mailbox by accident while checking
> what the actual menus were.  I think by default it's somewhere in
> .sylphged-2.0/ at least on Linux.)
> Bob W.

Sorry for answering my own post, but the folder definitions are in
folderlist.xml.  For a system that is already set up, find the folder
definition for Mail.  Change Mail to .Mail (and rename the actual folder
Mail to .Mail too).  Be sure Sylpheed isn't running when you make the
changes as it put everything back when you exit.  You are sure to think
everything is gone, but it's in .Mail and the xml is back to Mail.

Bob W.

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