Re: [Evolution] home mail howto?

As i said earlier, just copy the files across to that directory structure - you don't want to access the stuff directly in ~/evolution, one its fugly, and two, you'll end up with clashes.

After you've copied/moved them, then go to folder subscriptions and subscribe to them.  thats whats implictly happening when you create the folder anway.

On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 08:23 -0400, Tom Cooper wrote:
I'm very close to what I want, but it seems like I've needed to jump
through some hoops to make it work.  I'm hoping that someone can offer
some evolution assistance...

Using uw-imap I've noticed that Evolution sees /var/spool/$USER as
INBOX, and that it is possible for Evolution to see mbox files in
$HOMEDIR, but it seems harder than it might need to be.

I have been using Evolution to retrieve my POP mail, so all of my old
mail is organized on the local filesystem in the 'Evolution' way.  I
want to be able to see $HOMEDIR/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox, Sent/mbox,
and Drafts/mbox using imap.

The technique that I've used to be able to do that is to use Evolution
to create a new folder called $HOMEDIR/Mail, then go to $HOMEDIR from
the shell, delete the newly created Mail file, copy
$HOMEDIR/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox to $HOMEDIR/Mail.

Once I do that, I can read the files from my old Inbox.  I repeat the
process for Drafts and Sent.  This works, but it seems like more work
than it ought to be.

Is there a simpler way to accomplish this? I'd like to have those mbox
files in a subdir under $HOMEDIR, but again, I need to create a folder,
delete the file, create a directory of the folder name, then create
folders in that folder, delete those files, and copy the mbox files.

Am I working too hard?


Tom Cooper

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 18:50, Not Zed wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 20:04 -0400, Tom Cooper wrote: 
> > OK.  I think I get how to configure evolution to write sent mail to the
> > 'sent' folder on the imap server, but I'm unclear how to set up the imap
> > server to:
> > a) allow writes, and 
> Well presumably it should already?  Unless its been specifically
> configured not to. 
> > b) read the data that is currently in the ~username/evolution/INBOX/mbox
> > file (and other mbox files as well)
> Depends a bit on the server.  For uw-imapd, you can just copy the mbox
> files to named files in ~/mail, and/or then you subscribe to the
> folders using your client.  If the server uses maildir you may need to
> do something different (i.e. convert the mailboxes).
> With uw-imapd folders can either only have messages or only have other
> folders, since they're mbox files with directory separators.
> Michael Zucchi
> <notzed ximian com>
> Ximian Evolution and
> Free Software Developer
> Novell, Inc.

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