[CentOS] importing mails from a outlook express .dbx files

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Sep 22 13:33:17 UTC 2005

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 01:17, Fatih Olcer wrote:
>>i need to import mails from outlook express .dbx files to thunderbird, kmail
>>or and other email client.
> If you can still run outlook to access them, fire up dovecot
> as an imap server on the Centos side, add a new account
> pointing to it in the outlook client, and just drag the
> messages over to a folder or even the inbox on the

I dont think this actually works as advertised. You cant move folders 
over - client limitation. So you need to create your folder tree 
manually and then move emails for each folder across. Which is not a 
problem if you have a few folders - but if there are a few dozen's of 
them .....

Does thunderbird not have an 'import emails from Outlook' option anymore 
  ? Just run that on the Windows machine ( if the windows machine is 
still available, and you are not doing this exercise from a backup media 
), then move the mail storage tree from under thunderbird over to the 
linux side of things. ( the fact that kmail was mentioned seems to 
indicate the target machine runs linux, i might be wrong ).

- K
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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