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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 14:52:10 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 08:45, Bill Baird 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 ).

If the number of folders was practical to create on a disposable client,
I'd expect it to be practical to duplicate them on a more permanent
server that might survive many different clients.  That may not be what
the original poster was planning, but that's what I'd recommend.  If
you later need to move to a different server, there are utilities to
do that.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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