I’ve finally come to the end of my tether with the Evolution mail client. It seems to have been getting less reliable over time, to the point that it is now no longer letting me update my inbox. Deciding it was time to try out Thunderbird again, I have taken the plunge and migrated all my email as well as my address book.
Migrating the email was fairly easy. Thunderbird doesn’t know how to do it on its own, but both Evolution and Thunderbird use mbox format so I just had to close Thunderbird, copy my
.evolution/mail/local/* folders into
.thunderbird/…/Mail/Local Folders, then start Thunderbird again.
UPDATE: The perl script can lose addresses! Use with care…