Visit Jeremy's Blog.
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 07-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2009
Location: East Anglia, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 (JJ)
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem importing Eudora (Windoze) mailboxes into Evolution.

Hi all. I have recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 JJ on several ex-windoze/dual boot machines for my family. All has gone well apart from one niggle with email. We have used Eudora for years and been quite happy with it. Having looked at the Linux offerings I found the Evolution packaged with Ubuntu offered the most similar feature set (correct me if I'm wrong - I have not looked at a huge selection).

All is well except for one or two little problems importing Eudora mailboxes -

1) all 'sent' mails seem to lose the date/time information - I have tried the import feature on Evolution and also manually moving the mailboxes. In both cases the messages are fine but no date information is carried over. Received mails are fine in both cases.

This makes proper archiving very difficult.

2) mails lose the 'replied/reply' flags.

Now the second is no big deal and may be a 'feature' of Eudora not implementing the Berkeley format correctly (or the feature doesn't exist anyway).

The first however is a bit of a devil - if it is incorrect format by Eudora then shame on them - anyone with any ideas please chuck them in.

Or if I'm being stupid tell me!

Sorry for the long post - trying to be as descriptive as possible.
Old 07-20-2009, 01:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 and CentOS 5.5
Posts: 3,873

Rep: Reputation: 335Reputation: 335Reputation: 335Reputation: 335
Some people may like Evolution. My experience is that it is buggy and unreliable. I believe that any other choice would have been better.

You might want to try something that works natively on Linux and has a native Windows version. Something like Mozilla's Thunderbird would allow you to experiment importing your Eudora email while running Windows. Then when you had gotten the results that you like you could presumably copy the Thunderbird email file(s) directly to Linux.
Old 07-21-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2009
Location: East Anglia, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 (JJ)
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks stress junkie.

I have used T-bird in windoze but when I imported Eudora mailboxes that made a pigs ear of it because it handles users mail folders and 'local folders' unlike Evolution and Eudora. Also I am not sure how transportable T-bird in Win is to T-bird in Linux but I will give it another go.

I take on board your comments. Thank you


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 freezes on Suse 11.1 when importing .tar.gz file from Evolution gerryf SUSE / openSUSE 2 03-27-2009 12:25 AM
Permission problem with importing evolution mail from the old .evolution folder oskar Linux - Software 4 05-23-2008 08:28 PM
[Evolution]Multiple mailboxes Wim Sturkenboom Linux - Software 3 11-13-2006 11:32 AM
How can I make Thunderbord mailboxes .. like evolution ? CRego3D Linux - Software 2 09-27-2004 07:40 AM
importing evolution contacts rvqbl Linux - Software 0 04-16-2004 04:24 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.

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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration