[clug] Migrating Evolution

Keith Goggin keith.goggin at bigpond.com
Mon Nov 4 01:16:40 MST 2013

Hi again,

OK having asked my stupid question I'll try a more sensible one.

This migration involved not only a large contact list but also a very 
large number of emails. From the mb2md man page usage section I learned 
that I could convert an individual file from mbox to mdir with output to 
/home/blah/Maildir using

     mb2md -s /home/blah/.evolution/mail/local/inbox

on the old box which could be copied to


on the new box and that worked OK.

Then I tried to convert all my old mail directories of which there were 
many using

     mb2md -s /home/blah/.evolution/mail/local -R

and that seemed to work too but on closer inspection I had replicated 
the rich directory structure of the old system but most of those 
directories were empty?

Again any help much appreciated.

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