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I have about 3GB mails hold for offline usage in my thunderbird and it would take quite a while on a slow iinternet connection to re-download them all again in evolution.

Is there a way to install evolution and take the mail folders from the Thunderbird profile to fill the evolution mail folder?

  • Everyone is going the other direction. Evolution to Thunderbird. Why are you considering migrating if I may ask? – Mitch Sep 3 '14 at 17:55
  • I would like to use notbit as sendmail for a bitmessage ccount, but Thunderbird cannot use a custom sendmail binary in Thunderbird – rubo77 Sep 3 '14 at 17:57
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Go to .thunderbird/Profiles/xxx.default/Mail/, and then to your mail folder.

There will be two types of files. Inbox.msf, and Inbox. You need the file without the extension.

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In Evolution, go to mail window view and click File --> Import.

Select "import a single file" option when asked, and select the file (from above) you want to import and select a location to be imported.

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Repeat for every archive that you have (if more than one).

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  • I have no such large Inbox file in my thunderbird ImapMail folder. Maybe The storage foder structure has changed in Thundrbird 31? – rubo77 Sep 3 '14 at 18:22
  • I have 7GB in emails, and they are in multiple folders. Do you have that? – Mitch Sep 3 '14 at 18:27
  • yes, about 100 folders ;) – rubo77 Sep 3 '14 at 18:29
  • Unfortunately you have to do one at a time. – Mitch Sep 3 '14 at 18:30
  • You can, just t try copying the mbox files into ~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox.sbd/. Make sure that you copy first justto make sure it works. – Mitch Sep 3 '14 at 19:00

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