Thunderbird Win to Evolution Ubuntu?

The Wassermans dwass at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jun 3 07:09:17 BST 2009


On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 11:48 +1000, Daniel Mons wrote:
> The Wassermans wrote:
> > I have Thunderbird (ver 2.0.0.14 for Windows) on an old PC.  I want to
> > transfer all of that mail to Evolution (Ubuntu 8.04) on my present PC.
> > 
> > There is no apparent export function in T/Bird.  (The Internet has some
> > suggestions but I can't get any of them to work!)
> > 
> > Where and what directories/files can I copy to the new PC in order to
> > have Evolution import the mail?
> 
> The Mozilla Thunderbird FAQ covers this:
> http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/faq#export
> 
> The mail files are stored in MBOX format.  This is universally readable
> by most mail programs.  Evolution can import direct from these files via
> it's built in Import wizard by selecting the "Import Single File"
> option, and pointing to your "Inbox" file within your Thunderbird profile.
> 
> -Dan
> 

Thank you Dan,

Mission accomplished.  

(Part of the problem was I couldn't find where the files were stored in
the Windows system.  Finally, I simply went into Thunderbird>Account
Settings . . . and there, low and behold, it revealed the "local
directory".)

Thanks again

Dave W





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