Evolution is the free email client application that provides traditional emailing features like Calendar, address book, to-do list, etc. Unlike Outlook, Evolution is deployed and used on Linux and Unix-like systems. Evolution’s user interface is quite similar to Outlook; in fact, most of the functionalities which are integrated into Outlook are there in Evolution. Some other features that are also incorporated in Evolution include:
Evolution, however, when compared to MS Outlook, lacks advanced security features and Windows-platform support. Moreover, being a freeware email client makes it more vulnerable to external threats like virus intrusions and malware attacks. That’s why many users are now shifting to a more reliable platform like Outlook.
Now, for users who are looking forward to migrating their data from Evolution to Outlook have to undergo certain manual or automated procedures. First, you have to export the data in the MBOX file format; then, you can use either manual or automated means to convert the file in PST format which is supported by Outlook. Evolution mailbox data is saved in an SQLite database file (.db) on your local system. Typically, you can locate the source database file in the following location:
Once the source database file is located, you can export the file to MBOX format via the client itself. Given below are the instructions to export your Evolution data to MBOX format.
In case you are using Evolution Mail on a Unix-based system. The converted file is saved at the given location on your local system.
The next step requires you to convert the backup MBOX file in PST format so that the data can be imported to Outlook’s mailbox. As we stated earlier, you can use the manual as well as automated means to achieve the migration. However, the recommended way is to use reliable third-party software to do the conversion task.
In this regard, we have highlighted an efficient third-party software Kernel for MBOX to PST to ramp up the conversion task for you. All you have to do is download the software and follow the given instructions: