[ubuntu-uk] evolution

Gordon C Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 17:28:37 UTC 2013

I think you'll find that mbox files ARE readable in a text editor - because that's what mbox files are. Text files.

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surfer <pmulvey at gofast.co.uk> wrote:

>Dear Norman
>I am not a maestro, but you can use the back up facility, which will
>save everything on Evolution. The format of the files are mbox, which
>means they are not readable by a text editor.
>I would only give you duff a explanation so do read the help pages and
>you can see the backup and restore items in the File menu item.
>Patrick Mulvey
>On Sun, 2013-09-01 at 11:09 +0100, Norman Silverstone wrote:
>> My wife, who is using Ubuntu 12.04, would like to make a backup of her 
>> address book and emails in Evolution prior to setting up a new PC. What 
>> is the best way to do this, please? She does not require anything else 
>> backed up and she has copies of all her text files on a memory stick.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Norman
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