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    Evolution to Thunderbird (VCF Conversions)

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    So, you want to export all your addresses from evolution (which I use at work) and to import those addresses into your Mozilla Mail (or Thunderbird) at home. Once again, the software really bites. Evolution is too damn retarded to export anything else than VCARD (VCF) files. Mozilla Mail can import CSV (comma-delimited) or LDIF files.

    Fortunately, there's vcf2ldif. It's far from perfect, but it's miles better than nothing. Oh, BTW, this will probably segfault on your evolution VCARD file. I bashed its head in with my trusty gdb (a "debugger" to the less refined readers) and this patch is the result.

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    Re:Evolution to Thunderbird (VCF Conversions)

    Sweet! Actually my girlfriend was looking for a way to do exactly this!

    Thanks! How do you like thunderbird by the way?

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    Re:Evolution to Thunderbird (VCF Conversions)

    Right now Im just importing stuff over
    So far so good.

    To get this working click on "Contacts" in Evolution, EDIT>SELECT ALL (cntrl+A), and then FILE>SAVE AS VCARD. Also, this program only outputs and doesnt store, try this:

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    vcf2ldif addressbook.vcf > ~/address.ldif
    Im working on a script that adds a little more functionality

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