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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 03:14:53 UTC 2008


Lanny Marcus wrote:
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> 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.....     :-)

Replying to myself, in case anyone else wants to escape from Evolution. 
It's possible to Export the Evolution Contacts in .vcf format.  I did 
that and then I used a converter at this URL: 
http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/
and I converted the .vcf file to both .ldif (which I suspect will give 
me a better result, when I Import the data) and to .csv
When I have time, I will back up this box and then I will do the 
Migration from Evolution to Thunderbird.    :-)


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