Export/Backup Evolution Email



This is a big question with a pretty easy answer.  If you are like me you probably have thousands of emails in your inbox or other assorted folders.  Since Evolution does not have a File--->Export function we will have to do it in a different way.  The method is actually fairly simple.


After you have all your email folders saved in this .mbx format they can easily be imported to other emial clients such as Thunderbird.

You may also want to know how to save your address book and filters.  This is a fairly simple task as well.  Your address book is stord in your home folder. 

Adress book location
~/.evolution/addressbook/

I recommend saving the address book as an archive since there are lots of sub-folders.  Open a file manager in the ~/.evolution folder.  By default Nautilus does not show hidden files and folders.  To show hidden files and folders open Naultilus and go to View--->Show Hidden FIles.  Now that you can see hidden folders right mouse click on the addressbook folder and click Create Archive...  Make sure you select .zip or .tar.gz as these archives will offer the best compatibility for all platforms (Windows/Linux/Mac).

Your filters are located in your /home folder in the follwing hidden folder.
~/.evolution/mail/filters.xml

I hope this procedure helps.



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