Re: [Evolution] Recover messages from Evolution client to new email server

Thanks for the reply,
Not sure what you mean by copy.

In the past when switching email providers, I've setup two accounts in
Evolution (the new and the old), then dragged my emails from the old to
the new.

In this case I'm worried that the original Evolution account which shows
my emails I need, will connect to the new email server and flush out
those emails I want to save.

So what I did was entered a bogus host in the old email account
receiving email host server, so only the send side of the account will

It works when I forward email, but the email shows up in my inbox as
from me...not perfect, but...

Also, I see there are two "f5a0f2a2fbbba8b4b320600c768089b9f62e69d5"
strings which I suspect are Evolutions id for each email account.

example below

I tried copying and pasting all the "1a,0c, 2e" hex abbreviated
folders in the cur folder for the old account into the new account.
Thought they may show up, but no luck.

So what's going to happen to my old account data, if I allow it to
connect to the new email server...will I lose my cached eamils when the
inbox is refreshed/synced?

Sorry for all the drama.

On Tue, 2019-09-03 at 11:48 +0200, Milan Crha via evolution-list wrote:
On Tue, 2019-09-03 at 10:37 +0200, Andre Klapper wrote:
How can I recover/transfer those emails to the new mail server?


eventually if you setup a new account in Evolution, pointing to the new
server, then you can copy the existing messages from the old account to
the new account directly in Evolution.

You should make copies of the data on the disk before you start, at
places which the above page references, especially the "Disposable data
caches", because there are stored the mails downloaded from remote
accounts, like from IMAP, and these can be wiped out (anytime), if not
marked for offline use.

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