Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
evolution - copying email accounts

I move my entire directorry $home/evolution form a system to another .. the old one is 1.2 the new one 1.4

but the accounts themselves did nto got moved, all I see is the default one I had created on the clean 1.4

anybody knows where evolution stores the users accounts info ?

Old 09-23-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: 15
I had some trouble with that when I switched from Redhat to Debian. What finally helped me was to (as root of course) do a "#chown -R yourusername.yourusername evolution/" and then start evolution. I had figured that the uid would be the same, but of course it's not in different distros, and maybe in different occurrences of the same distro, depending on what order you add users.

Hope that helps, it made all my filters and mailboxes etc. come right back. You could also import your mailboxes from the Evolution menus, and then set up your accounts anew. I seem to remember having a few oddities upgrading from 1.2 to 1.4, like they said you had to re-create ... something. Look around for info on that, I'll do a little looking too.
Old 09-25-2004, 11:42 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
I've got the same problem. I read online that ~/.gconfig held some evolution data (I presume .gconf is the same for me, since I had no .gconfig), but that didn't seem to work, and I can't get this command to help at all either. Anyone have any ideas?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evolution email accounts yuk Linux - Software 1 05-16-2005 09:32 PM
Email client that support HTTP email accounts tumana Linux - Software 6 04-29-2005 09:26 PM
Evolution General Setup Two Mail Accounts. Linutzo Linux - Newbie 1 04-21-2005 01:11 PM
Copying MySQL and Email Accounts imangm Linux - Newbie 3 01-28-2005 06:13 AM
evolution question re multiple accounts jasonv Fedora 0 11-14-2004 06:15 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration