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Old 06-24-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question outlook.pst in KMail


Hi everybody!

is there a way, to get my current outlook mails,contacts,... into KMail?
I have a 100MB pst and i want to migrate completely to linux. My current problem is that i need my eMails under linux. So is there a wy to migrate them?


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Old 06-24-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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You've probably already checked this out, but Kontact, which includes Kmail, can import contacts from :

VCard
MS Exchange .PAB files
Eudora addressbooks
CVS format
Opera addressbooks
KDE2 addressbooks
LDIF addressbooks

If you can find a way to export the contacts from your MS Outlook .pst file to one of those formats, then you should be able to import them into Kontact/Kmail.

For your message base, KMail can import from:

Outlook Express
Evolution
Opera mail
mbox
plain text
Thunderbird
Pegasus mail
OSX mail

As with contacts, Outlook is conspicuously absent from this list. But, if you can find a way to export the messages from your .pst to one of these formats, you should have at least a chance of getting them into Kmail.

Let us know how it goes.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 06:36 AM   #3
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HiHi! I managed it!!!


This is a short explanation of how i have done it:

Messages:
1) install outlook and create a new profile with the .pst as datafile
2) install mozilla for windows
3) import outlook in mozilla
4) copy the mbox mail structure from mozilla to your linux os
5) install evolution on linux

6) import the mbox into evolution
7) import evolution into kmail

Mails:
1) install outlook and create a new profile with the .pst as datafile
2) export contacts to windows vcf
5) import vcf into evolution

That's it!

The only bad thing is, that all mailattachments were lost!!!
So you have to save all attachments in windows/outlook and copy them as file to you linux box!


But: i have decided to use evolution for my mail activity and not kmail/kontact because kmail does not show html-mails correctly.
MS outlook is a perfect example of how this should be done. Outlook do not load any external source but if you want outlook shows the message very good in html. this is how kmail should this too.

Last edited by Cybers19; 06-26-2005 at 06:37 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2007, 08:17 AM   #4
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Outlook .pst importing to Linux

Hey its good
but isn't any simple way exist to do this thing yet in linux???
if so then pls let us know............
cause i have the same issue but i dont want 2 loosen my Data files and attachments and addresses.





Quote:
Originally Posted by Cybers19 View Post
HiHi! I managed it!!!


by d way this is gr8 job done........

This is a short explanation of how i have done it:

Messages:
1) install outlook and create a new profile with the .pst as datafile
2) install mozilla for windows
3) import outlook in mozilla
4) copy the mbox mail structure from mozilla to your linux os
5) install evolution on linux

6) import the mbox into evolution
7) import evolution into kmail

Mails:
1) install outlook and create a new profile with the .pst as datafile
2) export contacts to windows vcf
5) import vcf into evolution

That's it!

The only bad thing is, that all mailattachments were lost!!!
So you have to save all attachments in windows/outlook and copy them as file to you linux box!


But: i have decided to use evolution for my mail activity and not kmail/kontact because kmail does not show html-mails correctly.
MS outlook is a perfect example of how this should be done. Outlook do not load any external source but if you want outlook shows the message very good in html. this is how kmail should this too.
 
Old 11-24-2007, 09:17 AM   #5
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But: i have decided to use evolution for my mail activity and not kmail/kontact because kmail does not show html-mails correctly
It's my experience with kmail that html code is displayed instead of what the page would look like as a security measure. There should be a message that kmail is doing so, and a link in the message to click on to display the html as you would normally want to see it.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 10:03 AM   #6
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Perhaps a bit late, but...

> MS outlook is a perfect example of how this should be done. Outlook
> do not load any external source but if you want outlook shows the
> message very good in html. this is how kmail should this too.

KMail has this option, to either show as plaintext, show as HTML, and as HTML to either auto-load external references or give an option to click a 'link' to load them...

Overall I would also love to see a .PST importing app...

Last edited by lefty.crupps; 08-20-2008 at 10:04 AM. Reason: speeling mistak
 
  


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