untar to a specific folder
I'm trying to move IMAPed files from my old mail server to the new one. I began by tarring my old mail directory:
tar cvf kmurrah.tar /firstname.lastname@example.org/*
then moved the file to the new mail server. Then I uncompressed it by going to /home/kmurrah and using
tar xvf kmurrah.tar
problem is, I now have the files untarred at /email@example.com and there are so many of them, I can't cp them to the folder I want them in.
So, my question is this: is there a command I can use in either tarring or untarring that allows me to put the files in the directory I want? that is, so that the files can be untarred "loose" into whatever folder I want them in, not inside another folder?
I hope I've made my question clear.
Thanks in advance for the help.