import outlook express mail to evolution
Peter N. Spotts
pspotts at alum.mit.edu
Sat Feb 23 22:46:25 UTC 2008
On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:35:46 -0500
"geoffrey froner" <geoffrey.froner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm intro-ing my friend to Linux. She has several hundred emails
> archived from her Outlook Express account and although we can unzip
> them, we are not able to get Evolution to read them. We cant convert
> them to .cvs files because her Outlook program is broken. I've
> looked in the Ubuntu forums but could find no help there. Please
> tell us how to do this or how to convert them to text files easily.
It basically asks you to install Thunderbird on the Windows machine,
then import your Outlook emails to T-bird. T-bird and Evolution use the
same email format (mbox), so you can just copy the T-bird email files
into the correct Evolution subdirectory. It may not be elegant, but I
suspect it will work.
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