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Old 05-27-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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How to import Outlook email to evolution


How can I import my Email databse (pst) from Outlook 2002 into Evolution?? Please help
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:13 PM   #2
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It's been a while, so I'm leaving out some fine detail that I have forgotten, but this should get you in the right direction:


On your windows machine, install the latest version of Netscape. In the netscape mail, choose to import Outlook mail messages into the netscape mail.

Shutdown netscape mail, and look in netscape's storage directory for the e-mail folders. Find the files which contain the messages. They will be in "mbox" format (or someting very close). Backup all of these files to a place where you can retrieve them from Linux.

In Evolution make the mail folders equivalent to the ones on netscape that you imported from Outlook. In your ~/evolution/local, you will find directories that represent the folders you created. In these directories will be a file called "mbox" Copy the equivalent file from windows netscape over this file. Repeat for all folders.

When done, start evolution, and you should have your Outlook messages.


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Old 05-28-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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I have installed Netscape 7.1 and imported my mail. I am looking around for "mbox" files. No luck. I am finding .msf files. I have tried to import them in with evolution. There are files like sent and drafts that don't have any extenstions on them. I have tried to copy them over. Here is were my files are located on the Windows box. C:\Documents and Settings\Extreme\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\b35qneni.slt\Mail\Local Folders Any help would be great.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 08:10 PM   #4
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If I remember right, those files without extension may be the ones you need. Read the files on Linux with less and see if they contain your messages. If so, just use Evolution to create an equivalent folder, and then rename the file from netscape to "mbox", and overwrite the mbox file in Evolution for the folder.
 
  


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