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Old 01-22-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Migrating Evolution 2.0 to Thunderbird


Anyone have any clues on how to perform a migration from evolution to thunderbird?

The Linux.com article does not apply to me. I am using Evolution 2.0.

Needing some help with this... any ideas??

 
Old 01-22-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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I figured it out...
 
Old 01-22-2006, 11:50 PM   #3
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let us know what you did.. others may have similar problems
 
Old 01-23-2006, 09:49 AM   #4
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Mod should delete this post, please
I'm sorry

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Old 10-21-2006, 05:17 PM   #5
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What did you do to import contacts? I found a perl script, but it isn't working.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #6
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Well, I had export the contacts to a format recognized by Outlook Express. I then setup Outlook Express and imported the contacts in. I then imported them into Outlook. If I remember correctly, I exported a csv file, it contained all the contacts. Then, in Outlook, imported another file type... Comma Separated (Windows, found the file, and was prompted for how to map the file. After many ties, I finally got it fairly correct. Many of the address was still not completely correct. After they are there, I had to go through each address and correct the mistakes. I only have 67 contacts so not that bad. I took a while of fiddling with it but I finally got it.

I hope that helps. Let me know if it is no accurate in some way.
-Jeff
 
Old 10-22-2006, 10:11 PM   #7
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You know, the last post was going from Thunderbird to Outlook.
Sorry. I went to Outlook because of the PDA I bought.
Give me a while and I will find what I did to convert. It has been a while now...

I will post back later... sorry about that.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 11:23 PM   #8
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No worries. I discovered the Perl script was working, but Thunderbird created a new address book that I could not see because the address book sidebar was hidden. There was no visual indicator or menu to indicate it even existed! The way I found the side bar was randomly clicking around the address book window, hoping something would happen. Fortunately for me, it did, and I slide the sidebar out and saw that several address books containing the imported contacts had been created.

I wish the Thunderbird admins had made the sidebar a bit more conspicuous, or at least add "view sidebar" to one of the pulldown menus. Would have saved me hours of searching in vain for a fix to something that wasn't broken.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 10:37 AM   #9
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Where did you get the Perl script?
 
  


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