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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 02:38:19 UTC 2008


Lorenzo Quatrini wrote:
<snip>
> Lanny, if you are concerned about data loss, you could install a local imap
> server (over wich you'll can do all the backups that you like) and keep it in
> sync with google with imapsync (rpmforge repository).
> Looks simple and straightforward to do:
> 
> http://nivox.blogspot.com/2008/02/gmail-imap-backup.html

I just discovered that the mbox files are *not* the problem! Exporting 
my Address book from Evolution is not intuitively obvious. I found a web 
page from May 2006, that says:
"Export the evolution address book with the evolution-addressbook-export 
utility in csv format" and it said to use this command:
/usr/lib/evolution/2.X/evolution-addressbook-export --format=csv > 
contacts.csv
but I cannot find evolution-addressbook-export there.
I have been using Evolution for years, because Upstream defaults to it, 
but YUK..... I am moving to Thunderbird and I am not going to look back.
I will keep searching, for a hopefully simple way to Export my contacts 
from Evolution, so I can Import them into Thunderbird.....     :-)


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