Unable to find where Evolution stores emails, to back them up

by Alan Coromano   Last Updated July 06, 2018 14:01 PM

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?

Answers 2

Evolution now uses the standard XDG locations:

  • ~/.local/share/evolution for user data (so all locally stored email should be here);
  • ~/.config/evolution for configuration settings (account parameters);
  • ~/.cache/evolution for cached files (including temporarily downloaded IMAP emails).
March 15, 2016 14:39 PM

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

July 06, 2018 13:33 PM

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