[CentOS] OT: Migration from Evolution to Thunderbird (Thunderbird mbox files)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 19:16:27 UTC 2008


Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>>> However with IMAP the mail can stay on the server, so unless you tell 
>>> your MUA to download a copy locally you only see index files.
>>
>> With the Evolution MUA, also using IMAP on gmail.com the mbox files 
>> are easily seen. in .evolution
>>
>> I suspect that I should post on a Thunderbird mailing list and ask 
>> where the mbox files are located on my Desktop, or, if using IMAP, as 
>> I am, there are no mbox files on my Desktop. Probably it's one or the 
>> other.
> 
> I guess evolution automatically saves a local copy of your mail.
> As I suggested earlier, Thunderbird does not.
> Go in File, Offline, "Download/Sync now" and choose the folders that you 
> want to download...

Yes. Apparently, Evolution automatically creates the mbox files on my 
local hard drive. I have the mbox files on my hard drive now. Thanks


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