Re: [Evolution] home mail howto?

In my opinion you ARE working to hard.  I would do.

*) Keep the local folders you have
*) Create a IMAP-account
*) Create new folders in IMAP
*) Move mails trough evolution (drag and drop)

Done... it might take a while but so what?


On tor, 2004-05-13 at 08:09 -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.

evolution maillist  -  evolution lists ximian com

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]