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Thread: Evolution mail disappeared

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    Evolution mail disappeared

    I just upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10.

    Five years of e-mails in Evolution and several folders seem to be just gone!

    It's not really critical but it's annoying.

    Anything else?. . . I upgraded using the distribution update tool.

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    Re: Evolution mail disappeared

    Did you backup before you upgrade? The the mail client is now thunderbird. Not sure if it's recoverable or not. Hopefully you did a backup.
    Gary
    Linux since 1995, Ubuntu since 2006

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    Re: Evolution mail disappeared

    Not for a while. I've been using Ubuntu for years and never had a problem with an upgrade. I guess it lulled me into a false sense of security.

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    Re: Evolution mail disappeared

    Before you give up hope have you done a search of your home folder for evolution. Hopefully it's still there under .config or somewhere else.
    Gary
    Linux since 1995, Ubuntu since 2006

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    Re: Evolution mail disappeared

    Most likely they are still there. Just install Evolution to browse them.

    To migrate your mail from Evolution to Thunderbird, see these:

    http://maketecheasier.com/how-to-mig...pid/2008/12/04

    http://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/2011...o-thunderbird/

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    Re: Evolution mail disappeared

    Evolution did not go away in the upgrade: The little envelope pull down shows both Evolution & Thunderbird. Thunderbird still shows the mail which was in it before I transitioned my e-mail to Evolution ('cause I upgraded Thunderbird to a new version, and fell foul of a bug which had been on the bug reporting site for a couple years.)

    My last backup of mail was this July, so I guess if I have to, I can restore it and lose only a few months of mail. . . but getting it all back would be better.

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    Re: Evolution mail disappeared

    In a terminal window, try "ls ~/.local/share/evolution" to see if your mail is there. That worked for another situation not so very different from yours...
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    Jim Kyle in Oklahoma, USA
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