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    Default import evolution contacts into kmail

    recently I installed evolution, had my contacts and mails all set up perfectly. after a backup, I had to format my drive after messing up my install. now I'd like to import my contacts into kmail without having to install evolution.
    is there a way to do this?
    help and suggestions appreciated.
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    Default Re: import evolution contacts into kmail

    IMHO contacts for Kmail are in Kaddress, part of Kontact. It has an Import item in its File menu with quite a list of formats. Take a look if one of them fits with a fomat evolutions exports.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: import evolution contacts into kmail

    ok, tried that. no works

    what I am trying to import is the addressbook.db thats stored deep down in the .evolution folder.

    I think that I can open it with the database client from openoffice, but I need to install that too.
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    Default Re: import evolution contacts into kmail

    well, nope that doesnt work with openoffice base.

    anything?
    maybe if you could d/l just the addressbook part. ?
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    Default Re: import evolution contacts into kmail

    well, here I go installing evolution. really hope this works

    I did google for some scripts, but none worked.
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    Default Re: import evolution contacts into kmail

    Quote Originally Posted by dillj View Post
    recently I installed evolution, had my contacts and mails all set up perfectly. after a backup, I had to format my drive after messing up my install. now I'd like to import my contacts into kmail without having to install evolution.
    is there a way to do this?
    help and suggestions appreciated.
    I'm in a similar situation. I'm running opensuse 11 and I would like to upgrade to 11.1 but I need few basic things working and one is the e-mail client. I have been able to migrate all the messages and address book without problem but I can not get e-mail and the pop server is setup ok. Kmail on the other hand works OK. If I have to abandon evolution I will be like you. So here is what I have:

    First you have to export the address books from evolution. Evolution has a hidden program that can do this work

    /usr/lib64/evolution/2.24/evolution-addressbook-export --format=csv > mail_address_book.csv

    Second you import this file in Kmail.

    Do so backups just in case.

    The other alternative is to export as vcards but I had a little problem with.

    Well I will try to have evolution working if not ...

    -=terry=-

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