Evolution : oh my god !

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Tue May 10 16:35:47 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 20:16 +0800, The_Eye_In_The_Sky wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 10:06 -0400, vailima wrote:
> > 
> > The only fault I can see with EVOLUTION so far is that it will NOT import ASCII files or for that matter, from well known and used data base software(s). 
> > 
> > To me this appears to be nothing less than an attempt to lock up the market BUT there is a way ... if you inspect the EVOLUTION data files.
> I do not understand this comment. "an attempt to lock up the market" ? 
> FYI, Evolution is using the standard MBOX format, which is used by
> Eudora, Netscape Mail, Mozilla Mail, Thunderbirds, mutt, etc.
> Although I am using Evolution on my desktop, but while I am away from
> home, I SSH into my home PC and reading my email using mutt. So, nothing
> proprietary here.

Fortunately, Evolution also will use the maildir format, unlike
Thunderbird and a few others.  

One CAN import an ASCII file with Evolution, by the way:

ASCII text sample

To import a text file, click on Insert, Text file and then the file
itself (simple enough?)


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