Moving email files from an old Evolution to a new Version
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On 11/21/07 11:12, I.E.Broadbent wrote:
> I've replaced my old clunker P3 machine running Mandrake10 with a new
> shiny box with AMD64 dualcore with Debian.
> My mail records on the old machine run to almost half a gig and span
> more than 40 local directories under the inbox and go back quite a few
> I presumed that the 'import' routine on Evolution would be able to
> import the files for storage and use on the new box.... but it appears
> that Evolution will only import from 'other' programmes and not from
> it's own older versions.
> I have read some similar responses which say that you need to manually
> recreate every directory and hand copy the emails. Surely not?
> Anyone know how to solve this problem?
What happens if you cp (or tar/detar) the whole mail tree directly
to the new location? (I'd then rm the co-located index files. Evo
should then recreate them.)
The geeky thing to do would be to turn your P3 into a satellite
relay mail server by converting the mbox files to Maildir, then
install/config courier-imap, postfix, fetchmail, spamassassin and
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
%SYSTEM-F-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels
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