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Re: Migrating from Windows to Debian - keeping email messages from Outlook Express

On Mon, 2005-07-04 at 19:39 +0200, Jonathan Kaye wrote:
> En/La Dom Delimar ha escrit, a 04/07/05 18:52:
> > I'm actually not a Debian user yet, but I'm preparing to migrate from
> > WinXP to Debian so I thought this could be a good place to ask for
> > help as some of you must have been in the same situation already. I
> > hope.
> > 
> > So how can I keep all my emails from Outlook Express and integrate
> > them into any of the Linux mail clients? I actually don't know which
> > any of these are as I expect to get something when I install my Debian
> > package.
> > 
> > Since I assume there are many different mail clients for Linux, it
> > would help if you could just explain for the one you have used after
> > Outlook Express or that you know how data from Outlook Express can be
> > integrated into.
> > 
> > Thank You very much,
> > Dom
> > 
> > 
> Hi Dom,
> My suggestion would be that you first wean yourself away from all MS
> applications. Even in XP you don't really need any of them.
> Here are some suggestions:
> 1. Email client - Thunderbird - you can export all your outlook express
> stuff (mailboxes, address books) etc. to Tbird. You can do this directly
> to the linux version also.

Linux T-bird can *not* import from Outlook/Outlook Express.

Windows T-bird can because of MAPI.  It uses those calls to extract
the emails and put then in mbox format.

Then you just copy them to your Linux box.  (Or, if you are over-
writing Windows w/ Linux, burn the T-bird mail files to CD-R.)

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

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