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How can you edit the email -field in Ubuntu for a given user?

I cannot use "gnome-about-me".

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Good question. Try the usermod command, I remember this from ages ago, but can't find any recent relevant info on this! –  invert Dec 4 '09 at 9:15

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The file $HOME/.evolution/addressbook/local/system/addressbook.db seems to be where this gnome-about-me information is stored. Apparently that is just a Berkeley DB file; you might be able to do something with the BDB utils directly.

See also http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=524028

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I opened the thread about system-wide email at superuser.com/questions/78020/… . It is what I am trying to achieve. –  Masi Dec 2 '09 at 21:40

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