Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 25th June 2007, 08:25 AM
Thetargos Online
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Age: 36
Posts: 4,423
Migrating from Thuntherbird to Evolution... How?

I've been using Thunderbid for as long as it has been out. I really like it, but for work purposes I'm required to use an Exchange (Outlook) compatible mail client. Evolution is known to be such a program. However since I have so much mail in Thunderbird's format (which in turn is similar to that of Mozilla SeaMonkey which in turn is the same format that was used in Netscape since version 6), so I have mail from way, way back. At any rate, I wonder if there is a way to migrate my mail from Thunderbird to Evolution, any thoughts?
__________________
If ain't broken, don't fix it! :eek:
If can be improved, go for it! :cool:

FedoraForum Community forums lurker.
Fedora user since RHL 5.2 :cool:

Systems: Laptop, Main System, Netbook.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25th June 2007, 08:33 AM
Wayne
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Very possible, they both use the same format for storing mail. I've copied my mailboxes between both programs many times deciding which one fits my needs better and I've always come back to Evolution Locate your 'inbox' and 'sent' boxes and copy them over. I believe they're stored in:

/home/username/.evolution/mail/local

A quick Google will turn up more info.

Edit: I forgot that Evolution also has an import function so just point it at your Thunderbird mailboxes (Import single file) and it should do it automagically.

Wayne

Last edited by rondonjin; 25th June 2007 at 08:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26th June 2007, 10:56 AM
Thetargos Online
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Age: 36
Posts: 4,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by rondonjin
Very possible, they both use the same format for storing mail. I've copied my mailboxes between both programs many times deciding which one fits my needs better and I've always come back to Evolution Locate your 'inbox' and 'sent' boxes and copy them over. I believe they're stored in:

/home/username/.evolution/mail/local

A quick Google will turn up more info.

Edit: I forgot that Evolution also has an import function so just point it at your Thunderbird mailboxes (Import single file) and it should do it automagically.

Wayne
At first I assumed they did, but when I tried to simply "copy over" my mailboxes Evo wouldn't "see" them.
__________________
If ain't broken, don't fix it! :eek:
If can be improved, go for it! :cool:

FedoraForum Community forums lurker.
Fedora user since RHL 5.2 :cool:

Systems: Laptop, Main System, Netbook.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25th June 2007, 09:22 AM
John the train Offline
Techno-Womble - Community Manager
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gloucestershire, U.K.
Posts: 1,843
Best to check which folders you import, I'm just packing my address book and mail boxes before upgrading to F7, and in Seamonkey, thus probably Thunderbird as well, there are two folders each for inbox, sent etc.so you'll ned to open them with text editor or similar to see which actually hads your mail.
__________________
To get the right answer, one must first ask the right question!
Desktop F20 ( 64 bit )
Laptop F20 ( 32 bit )
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26th June 2007, 02:57 PM
Wangberg Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PRC
Posts: 427
good luck with this one....this is a pitfall of email clients..... my advice after loosing my entire mailbox, twice, is to back up everything before you start moving files.

here is a link to the mozilla FAQ that explains what you need to do to migrate to another client:

http://www.mozilla.org/support/thund...html#migration

GOOD LUCK!
__________________
focus on everything...
Get Swiftfox
registered linux user #438335
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26th June 2007, 08:22 PM
Thetargos Online
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Age: 36
Posts: 4,423
Backups go without saying. I won't "move" as such any files, but copy over.
__________________
If ain't broken, don't fix it! :eek:
If can be improved, go for it! :cool:

FedoraForum Community forums lurker.
Fedora user since RHL 5.2 :cool:

Systems: Laptop, Main System, Netbook.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
evolution, migrating, thuntherbird

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Migrating" mail from Thunderbird to Evolution. Thetargos Using Fedora 4 13th March 2008 07:35 AM
Migrating Evolution settings tux2 Using Fedora 1 27th December 2005 04:17 PM
Migrating data/preferences to and from Evolution? jesusphreak Using Fedora 0 8th August 2005 07:40 PM


Current GMT-time: 13:41 (Friday, 25-07-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat