Re: [Evolution] Restoring maildir mails from F9 Evolution to F10 evolution

On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 16:57 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
I have installed ( instead of upgraded ) F10 over an existing F9

I just finished going through the same Evolution upgrade here; Fedora 9
to Fedora 10 and I use maildir for local storage. The thing to remember
is that these days Evolution considers local maildir storage to be a
"protocol" for a "remote account" like POP3 or IMAP. On older versions
of Evolution, it was considered just another file format for local
storage (as it should be IMHO) - so you just selected maildir instead of
mbox and for the storage format of a given folder and you were done.
It's much more complicated to set up now:

Go to Edit -> Preferences

Select "Mail accounts"

Click "add"

And then follow the dialogs to set it up as if you were setting up a
remote email account. When you get to the "Receiving Email" section
select "maildir" for the server type. It will ask you for a directory
path and you can point it to the maildir directory you preserved from
your old Evolution setup. You'll have to duplicate your SMTP server
setup too - or at least I haven't found a way to have it use the SMTP
server from the real mail account when using maildir storage. This
process also generates several superfluous folders including inbox,
junk, drafts, and trash. There doesn't appear to be any way to delete
these but you can safely ignore them as they'll never be used.

If you're like me and get your mail through a POP3 or IMAP account,
you'll have to build a system of filters to get the mail from the POP3
inbox into the local maildir storage folders. So:

One other thing to look out for on Fedora 10 + Evolution is that all
your mail filters will stop working. Even if you delete them and
recreate them, they'll die with an error saying they can't find the
folder when you attempt to use them. This is a known bug and has
apparently been fixed for at least for the default mbox storage but
still doesn't work for maildir storage (not for me anyway). There are
some steps you can go through to manually edit the XML file that stores
the filters. You can find more info here:


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