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Old 08-26-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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move present mailbox to another computer

I am running Fedora core 3 and using Evolution for email. I have a new computer and I want to save all my emails and use evolution on the new computer.
The new computer has Xandros on it. I did burn a copy of my home directory and I copied it to another computer that I have here, but it totaled my distro. I was using Kanotix on that one. Possibly if I hadn't copied everything to the home directory on Kanotix it wouldn't have crashed. I had to reinstall.
Can anyone point me to a place where I can read up on this. I would think that I could merely copy the the hidden .evolution files it might work.
Old 08-27-2005, 01:48 AM   #2
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I don't know if this is correct for your setup since I've never used the applications you're mentioning (I'm using sendmail in a debian distro), but since you're saying that you have a backup of your home and your mail is not there I figure you had it stored elsewhere?

My inbox mail are stored in: /var/mail/username

The INBOX.Trash, INBOX.Sent, INBOX.Drafts are stored in my homedirectory ~/mail/

If I was to copy my mail from one machine to the other I would just copy those files and setup the mail applications as I did the first time.
Old 08-27-2005, 02:14 AM   #3
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You might also want to look in ~/Mail. That's where Kmail keeps it.

Old 08-27-2005, 07:47 AM   #4
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move present mailbox to another computer

Thanks for the replies. My mail is working on on FC3. Just wanted to install Evolution on the new computer and still keep all my emails and etc.
I 'think' I can install evolution on the new computer and then copy the hidden .evolution mbx files to the new home directory. I am thinking that I will have to come up with a version of evolution that is compatable with Xandros, which is on the new computer, but not sure.
I have googled and looked for info on this but came up empty. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Looks like I will just have to try it and see what gets hosed.....


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