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.


danger! brain at work

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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.


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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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well, nope that doesnt work with openoffice base.

anything?
maybe if you could d/l just the addressbook part. ?


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

I did google for some scripts, but none worked.


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dillj;1914220 Wrote:
> 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=-


tdecampo

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