How to migrate from Thunderbird to Evolution Mail together with all folders and sub folders all at once

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 16 sec read >

NOTE: This tutorial is aimed at Ubuntu users.

  1. Open the home directory
  2. Select you’re username
  3. Press CTRL+H together to reveal hidden files and folders and locate .mozilla-thunderbird and .evolution
  4. Copy everything from ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/zyx.default/Mail into~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox.sbd/  NOTE: Copy only the .mbox files and delete.msf files.
  5. Restart Evolution Mail and all you’re mails should be there.

NOTE: This is a short and easy solution if you have lots of folders in Thunderbird.

Last Updated On April 06, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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