I'm trying to create a backup of the emails of evolution in Linux Arch. However, I can't find the source folder. This doesn't exist "~/.gconf/apps/evolution" and this doesn't either "~/.evolution". In all the tutorials they say I should the "~/.evolution" folder.
Where else can my email be found?
Evolution now uses the standard XDG locations:
~/.local/share/evolutionfor user data (so all locally stored email should be here);
~/.config/evolutionfor configuration settings (account parameters);
~/.cache/evolutionfor cached files (including temporarily downloaded IMAP emails).
If you are trying only to copy old evolution files to new installed linux, you have to take care about the hostname, because some evolution saved configuration refers to hostname. In order to change it you can use:
hostnamectl set-hostname myOldName.localdomain
for more datails about evolution files location https://help.gnome.org/users/evolution/3.10/data-storage.html.en