[SATLUG] Restoring email

Rabie Khabouze rabie at rabie.net
Tue Apr 2 07:15:09 CDT 2013


the link below I guess applies to Mint too, give it a try, I remember I 
did almost similar in Fedora while back.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/27410/migrating-from-evolution-to-thunderbird

cheers,

On 04/01/2013 11:11 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Thanks. I was able to recover and then save to 
> evolution-backup-20130401.tar.gzevolution-backup-20130401.tar.gz. Now 
> I want to import that data into thunderbird with a different userid, 
> but same email address.  I'd think there was a way to do that 
> automatically, but I can't find a tool to do that.
>
> The tarball has files in .local/share/evolution/ and .config/evolution/.
>
> It seems that the evolution backup program even saves the trash!
>
> It looks like I need to save in an mbox format and use the 
> ImportExportTool extension.
>
>   -- Bruce
>
>
> Rabie Khabouze wrote:
>>
>> Copy the old .gconf/apps/evolution to new .gconf/apps/evolution and copy
>> old .evolution  to .local/share/evolution
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 04/01/2013 08:21 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> I just updated my wife's computer to Mint14.  The previous system was
>>> very old (Ubuntu 2007 or so).  I dutifully did a complete backup of
>>> her home directory, but am having trouble restoring the old email.
>>>
>>> The old system had a .evolution directory and the new one appears to
>>> use .local/share/evolution
>>>
>>> Does anyone know how to import this old data into either a recent
>>> evolution or thunderbird client?
>>>
>>>   -- Bruce
>>
>>
>>
>
>


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