Big email mess ! How do I clean it up ? (Evolution, Thunderbird, maildir, mbox)

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak mjc at
Thu Dec 15 14:22:07 UTC 2011

> I have several thousand maildir emails in about 10 directories in
> Evolution. I need to get them into existing directories in Thunderbird
> which uses mbox format.

Why don't you keep the maildirs, and serve them up through IMAP using 

Then any decent email client can access them, locally or remotely. No 
conversion needed.

Thunderbird handles IMAP just fine; I use it that way.

- Mike

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