[Bug 975054] [NEW] Migration from Evolution to Thunderbird

Alexander Kallenbach 975054 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Apr 6 11:37:28 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

I want to migrate to migrate from Evolution to Thunderbird, the new standard mail-application in Ubuntu. I installed the addon ImportExportTools ( and have chosen the Inbox mbox in /home/user/.local/share/evolution/mail/local_mbox and imported the mails (already not really user friendly!) 
But in fact I've lost a lot of my Emails. In fact I've got all my Mails up to October 2011 (I think I've updated there to Oneiric Ocelot) but mails I received and send afterwards were not imported. 
I then opened Evolution again and my mail was still there. I tried to save my Inbox as an mbox-file but it seems to produce enormous files (in my sent-folder there are 1500 mails and my free available disk storage of 170 GB wasn't sufficient to store and produce this mbox). What can I do? How can I import my mails?

>From my point of view there should be, after a decided change of a core
application, a migration tool which makes it easy to continue to work
with the hole system.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: thunderbird 11.0.1+build1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
BuildID: 20120402171722
CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
Channel: release
Date: Fri Apr  6 13:20:51 2012
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
 lo        no wireless extensions.
 eth0      no wireless extensions.
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=11.0.1/20120402171722 (Running)
RunningIncompatibleAddons: True
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 10/16/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: ASUS IPN73-BA ACPI BIOS Revision 0105 Targa
dmi.board.name: IPN73-BA
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.XX
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 123456789000
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrASUSIPN73-BAACPIBIOSRevision0105Targa:bd10/16/2008:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnIPN73-BA:rvr1.XX:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

** Affects: evolution (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug precise release-channel

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