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Old 11-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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How to export emailsand address book from Thunderbird to Evolutions?

I use Ubuntu 9.10 and want to export all me emails and address book to Evolutions Email system. Please can some one kindly help and advise. I am not a computer expert. Many thanks Ziggyjam
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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Hi there

Which email client do you currently use?

If you can find the export function in your existing client, see if it will export as a format Evolution can read (File > Import and look at the list in the druid that pops up)

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Exporting Emails from Thunderbird to Evolution

I cannot find any export file on Thunderbird It has Import but there is no where on the various instructions on the Thunderbird tool bar to indicate Export. So I am still puzzled as to how export all my details to Evolution? Have you any more suggestions please Many Thanks Ziggyjam
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Did you read the link pljvaldez gave you in post #2 ?
It explains what you need to do.
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Exporting Emails from Thunderbird to Evolution.

Yes thank you I have read the link pljvaldez kindly sent me. I have found it difficult to follow as I am very amateur. However I think I have managed to export all my addresses. However I can't find the place in Evolutions as to where they keep the Address book There is no symbol anywhere for this. So I don't know whether my email address have arrived into Evolutions. I have backed them all up though.

I also do not understand as to how import my emails into Evolutions. The link instructions are difficult to follow I don't understand by what is meant by Thunderbird mail archives are at ~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/Mail/ (where xxxxxxxx will a different alphanumeric string). In this directory you'll have directories according to your mail accounts. In my case it's /.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/Mail/Local\ Folders/Inbox.sbd/

My apologies for this but I really do not understand this. Please can you kindly advise the simplest way of doing this.

Many thanks



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