changing the place where messages are stored

  • Alfonso

    is there a way to do that? I have searched everywhere and aparantly there is no option...
    I would really appreciate that, I would like to share my messages between windows and linux, just as I make with thunderbird...

    Thank you for your answers

    • imaz13

      I would like to know how to do this, too. I don't want to have my mails in my home-directory.

      • fklab

        once again, the FAQ on helps:

        Where does Evolution store my data?

        Evolution stores your data in $HOME/.evolution/, your account settings in $HOME/.gconf/apps/evolution and your passwords in $HOME/.gnome2_private/Evolution. The passwords are not stored encrypted, just base64 encoded. SSL Certificates are stored in $HOME/.camel_certs, and if Evolution crashed while you were writing an email, there could even be a file $HOME/.evolution-composer.autosave-123456 (where 123456 is some string).

        $HOME/ of course refers to linux file systems. On Windows these folders are in
        C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\USERNAME\ that´s of course the german Path, I suppose translated the folder would be called "documents and settings" - anyway, it's the folder with all the user specific files are stored like "my files" and so on.

        The FAQ also provides directions how to backup mail and/or personal settings btw.