Importing Outlook pst files into Evolution

Gordon gbplinux at
Thu Jan 14 15:11:49 UTC 2010

Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On 14-01-10 15:03, Gordon wrote:
>> Running Evolution 2.28.1 on Ubuntu 9.10
>> Has anyone managed to import Outlook pst files into Evolution? It goes
>> through all the dialog boxes then almost as soon as it says "importing
>> pst file" blip! Evolution just closes. No error, nothing.
> No, but I would have used a totally different approach.
> With readpst you can convert a pst file to a mbox file (standard 
> Unix/Linix mailbox file).
> I'm not familiar with Evolution, but according to one article I found on 
> teh interwebs, you can just drag&drop a standard mbox file in the 
> Evolution window, and it will import the whole file.
> Perhaps my way is not the recommended way, but I'm a text mode person. :)

Thanks - good call! Seems to have worked OK...

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