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      type="topic" id="import-supported-file-formats">

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    <desc>Supported file formats for importing data.</desc>
    
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    <revision pkgversion="3.0.2" version="0.3" date="2011-10-13" status="final"/>
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      <name its:translate="no">Andre Klapper</name>
      <email its:translate="no">ak-47@gmx.net</email>
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    </credit>
    <credit type="author">
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      <name its:translate="no">Novell, Inc</name> <!-- Content partially from https://help.gnome.org/users/evolution/2.32/importing-mail-and-settings.html.en#importing-mail -->
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  <title>Supported file formats</title>

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<p><app>Evolution</app> can import the following types of files:</p>
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<section id="mail">
<title>Mail</title>
<list>
<item><p>
Berkeley Mailbox (.mbox or no extension):</p>
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<p>The email format used by <app>Mozilla</app>, <app>Netscape</app>, <app>Evolution</app> (for local folders until version 2.32), <app>Eudora</app>, and many other email clients.
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</p></item>
<item><p>
Maildir (no extension):</p>
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<p>The format used by <app>Evolution</app> (for local folders since version 3.0). There is no need to import Maildir files as you can <link xref="mail-account-manage-maildir-format-directories">configure a Maildir account</link> in <app>Evolution</app> and point to the folder where the Maildir files are stored.
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</p></item>
<item><p>
Outlook Express 5/6 Personal Folders (.dbx):</p>
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<p>The email file format used by <app>Microsoft Outlook Express 5/6</app>. For newer versions PST import is recommended.
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</p></item>
</list>
</section>

<section id="calendar">
<title>Calendar</title>
<list>
<item><p>
vCalendar (.vcs):</p>
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<p>A format for storing calendar files, which is generally used by <app>Evolution</app>, <app>Microsoft Outlook</app>, <app>Sunbird</app>, and <app>Korganizer</app>.
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</p></item>
<item><p>
iCalendar or iCal (.ics):</p>
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<p>A format for storing calendar files. iCalendar is used by <app>Evolution</app>, <app>Microsoft Outlook</app>, Palm OS handhelds, and others.
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</p></item>
</list>
</section>

<section id="contacts">
<title>Contacts</title>
<list>
<item><p>
LDAP Data Interchange Format (.ldif):</p>
<p>A standard data format for contact cards.
</p></item>
<item><p>
vCard (.vcf, .gcrd):</p>
<p>The address book format used by the GNOME, KDE, and many other contact management applications. You should be able to export to vCard format from any address book application.
</p></item>
</list>
</section>

<section id="misc">
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<title>Miscellaneous</title>
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<list>
<item><p>
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<app>Evolution</app>/Mozilla/Outlook CSV/Tab (.csv, .tab):</p>
<p>CSV (Comma-separated values) or Tabulator files saved by using <app>Evolution</app>, <app>Microsoft Outlook</app> and <app>Mozilla</app>.
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</p></item>
<item><p>
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Outlook Personal Folders (.pst):</p>
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<p>A file format used to store local copies of messages, calendar events, and other items within Microsoft software such as <app>Microsoft Exchange Client</app>, <app>Windows Messaging</app>, and <app>Microsoft Outlook</app>. It is also called "Personal Storage Table".
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</p></item>
</list>
</section>

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