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Re: transfering email from another account
On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 15:42, Stephen D. Reindl wrote:
> A while back I had to make a new account for myself because the old one
> became corrupted somehow. I have been going through my emails cleaning
> things up, I use Evolution, and remembered some things in my old
> account's emails that I wanted ( a buttload of recipes). I wasn't sure
> if I could retrieve them without logging in to the old account. I can
> and here's what I did.
> cd into the old account's evolution directory, in my case
> looking around I found that further down the directory tree is where all
> the emails reside ...
> in that directory is a text file called mbox ....
> in that file is where all the old saved emails reside, I now have all
> those recipes saved to an OpenOffice file.
As long as you haven't altered anything inside that mbox file, you can:
1. Create a temporary recipes folder in evolution:
(a) Right click on 'Local Folders'
(b) Click on 'New Folder...'
(1) Type 'recipes' in folder name
(2) The folder type should be 'Mail'
(3) Create this folder under 'Local Folders'
(4) Click on [OK]
2. Quit evolution
3. Copy the saved mbox text file into the ~/evolution/recipes/
4. chown steve:steve mbox
5. chmod 600 mbox
6. Restart evolution
All your old e-mails should now be in that new 'recipes' folder. You can
transfer them to any new or old folder you wish.
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