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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Sep 6 02:59:03 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 21:38 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> 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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/usr/libexec/evolution/2.8/evolution-addressbook-export

Craig



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