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Old 05-08-2009, 06:24 AM   #16
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As to Message Filters: while it is not an automated solution, if you look at your TB profile directory you can find the message filters in a readable format.

Go to <profiledir>/Mail/<accountname>/ and look at the file msgFilterRules.dat. There may be one in the <profiledir>/Mail/LocalFolders/ dir also.

You will find this file to be surprisingly readable. A hard copy of it propped up next to your computer and you can replicate your rules from TB into Evo in very little time, and without worrying "Did I remember that correctly?" You may also notice (as I did) that almost half your filters are obsolete and can safely be discarded....

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:23 PM   #17
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Interesting. Thanks for the suggestions.
Old 03-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #18
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Thumbs up Very helpful Article

[QUOTE=wan3;3072511]I installed the package alpine, which is the successor of pine. It is a pure text based mailer, which uses the mbox mail format as well as thunderbird does. I did not really work with alpine. I just copied my local thunderbird mails in the mail folder of ...........

Thanks so much for your very helpful article... Just the information I was looking for..
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mail rules

I have a lot of rules for incoming mail. is there anyway to import them or the method of copying the Thunderbird folders will import the rules too?
Old 12-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #20
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Didn't work

When I tried this, it didn't work because all the types of files listed in the Evolution Import Assistant when I choose import a single file are greyed out, which means that 'forward' is also greyed out, which means I can do nothing.
Old 12-18-2011, 10:07 PM   #21
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Didn't work

When I did this, the zFolders inbox was empty.

Originally Posted by arvana View Post
Thanks! Your technique worked, with a little tweaking.

Instead of creating an Inbox.sbd folder in ~/.evolution/mail/local, I made one called zFolders.sbd (the 'z' is so it floats to the bottom after Inbox, Sent, etc).

The files and folders to be copied are in
~/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxx.default/Mail/Local Folders/Folders.sbd

I also copied my Inbox, Sent, etc from
~/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxx.default/Mail/Local Folders

Now I just have to bring over my address books and Lightning tasks & events, and I'm good to go.

Thanks again!


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