[ubuntu-uk] Evolution

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Wed Feb 13 11:35:21 GMT 2008

Keith Bowerman wrote:
> Since my upgrades to Gutsy, on two different machines, I seem to have
> suffered more than my fair share of problems with Evolution.
> However, I have searched quite extensively for information on exporting
> my emails and contacts from Evolution into Thunderbird, without
> success. 
> Does anyone have any useful tips?  If so, I would be most grateful to
> hear.
> Cheers,
> Keith.

Hi Keith,

How do you access your email, locally, with IMAP or POP3? Evolution and 
Thunderbird both store mailboxes in mbox format when using POP3 or some 
other download-based method, so you should be able to copy the mailboxes 
across from ~/.evolution to ~/.mozilla-thunderbird (or ~/.thunderbird). 
If you're using IMAP it's easy as there is no transfer; just add your 
account details to Thunderbird and tell it to go synchronise every folder.

I've given up on Evolution until it gets evened out some more, it's been 
a promising client but too buggy for my liking. Thunderbird rocks.


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