Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
joe k
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Trying to migrate from OS X to Ubuntu: Addressbook, Mail, iTunes, iPhoto

Having a hard time migrating from mac mail, and addressbook. I can't seem to find out how to do this.

1)How can I migrate my addressbook to Evolution from Mac? I used Thunderbird as an intermediary in the past, but can't remember where I had to go and what I had to do to prep in OS X first.

2)How can I do the same thing with mac mail?

The iTunes and iPhoto I think I can figure out, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.


Old 01-10-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Olympia, WA
Distribution: SolydK
Posts: 442
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 60
A couple of urls may help you:

... and...

They key is to use .vcf (vCard format) for the exchange.

Evolution can import mbox formatted mail. To get Mac Mail into mbox format, go to: and follow the instructions there.
Old 01-10-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
joe k
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

Thanks, I found what you posted and ended up trying it both ways.
1)Using a "to" freeeware for mac to convert into csv file. Found out about it on gmail. Works ok, but there is a little scrambling of the data.
2)Tried running .vcf, but the format dropped the street addresses of my entries.
3)used your way of "save as" in mbox format and carried over about 20 mailboxes. tedious, but worked great.

Thank you for your response penguiniator...really appreciate the help



evolution, import, mac, mail, migrate

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 On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
migrate mail from thunderbird to evolution. oskar Linux - Software 2 09-22-2008 09:16 AM
Importing, mail, addressbook into Thunderbird mickeyboa Fedora 3 05-14-2008 05:40 AM
migrate mail from Ms Exchange to Linux iamwilliam Linux - Software 1 12-08-2006 02:11 PM
Migrate Mail From One Machine 2 Another ThisGuyIKnow Linux - Software 2 09-11-2006 03:44 PM
fsck help (iTunes & iPhoto data) cholo Linux - Software 0 04-11-2005 12:19 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 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