Re: [Evolution] How do you import mail folders and address book from Mozilla ?

Thankyou for your kind reply.
FYI I did FILE>IMPORT>IMPORT SINGLE FILE>manually entered the path to my mozilla adddress book using the keyboard namely /home/Stephen/.mozilla/default/tgl63nd3.slt/abook.mab and when I go ahead and try to import it, it says to me "Evolution Error", "There is no importer that is able to handle <filename>"

In mozilla, I then tried TASKS>ADRESSBOOK>FILE>EXPORT.
I entered the filename "address011002.ldif" , and selected "files of type LDIF" in the diaolg box that appears, and put the file in my .mozilla directory.

Just to be safe, I closed Evolutuion, then opened it again and again tried FILE>IMPORT>IMPORT SINGLE FILE>manually entered the path to my mozilla adddress book using the keyboard namely /home/Stephen/.mozilla/address011002.ldif.

I started the import process, andthis time got a total of 740 cards, but I can see that a lot of them are the same card twice !!

Great !!

Anyway, my collegue, who still uses Netscape 4.7, reading tony's comment, has just tried to import his netscape folders, and he had no problems.

Therefore, the solution to this conundrum is going to be for me to install netscape 4.7, export all my mozilla mail and address book and bookmarks to netscape ( I have done this in the past and it works), then reimport them to evolution.

So much for compatible free software !

Mårten Woxberg wrote:

tis 2002-10-01 klockan 13.37 skrev Stephen CS Howe:

I am using Mozilla build id 2002040813 which comes with redhat 7.3.
I want to move to Evolution, but need to import my mail folders and address book.

When I use the auto-import utility in Evolution ( FILE>IMPORT>IMPORT DATA AND SETTINGS FROM OLDER PROGRAMS), it doesn't see mozilla so I can't import anything !!!.

When I use the manual import utility in Evolution ( FILE>IMPORT>IMPORT SINGLE FILE) , it doesn't see any of the mozilla files, which are hidden by default as the mozilla folder has a "." infront of the file name.

Se explanation below

I have looked everywhere for an answer how to do this---is it possible I am the only person in the world to have ever asked this question ???

Anyway, I have partially answered my own question here as follows:-

To import the mail folders, make a copy of the ".mozilla" folder as a new folder named "mozilla" without the dot infront, then manually import one by one all the folders using the above IMPORT SINGLE FILE option. (By the way, where is the templates folder in Evolution ?)
To import the address book, I don't know how to do this at all !!
I will do another posting if I manage to work out how to do it.
The latest version of Mozilla has an export address book utility, so I am going to try exporting to ldif format, andfreimporting iti in Evolution.

Why not change to the .mozilla directory with the keyboard instead
of the mouse?? just write .mozilla/ in the file promt and the next time
you clicke the browse button it will go there..
It's not Evolutions fault it's Gnome's...

All I can say is that Evolution had better be good, because I will need an efficient e-mail response to make up for all the time I am wasting during the migration to Evolution.

I think it is..

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