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Old 09-29-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
Rodolfo Medina
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From MS Outlook to Linux!


I want to migrate all my old mail from MS Outlook into
my Linux box (I want to use Gnus as mail/newsreader).
Now, Outlook stored all my mail into a unique file
named mailbox.pst.
Can anyone suggest how to read that file under Linux,
or maybe convert it into another format (.txt or so)
in order to catch the old mail and import it into
my favourite linux mail agent?

Thanks for any help,
Old 09-29-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:29 AM   #3
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Thanks indeed.
I see that Outport compiling and install is quite hard,
so I wonder if it will work fine for me: I mean:
I tried 'out2unix', but it's not good: in fact,
it doesn't fetch the original headers of mail messages,
but replaces them with new 'false' ones.
If Outport does the same, it's not good for me and then
it's better to copy and paste by hand each and every message
with its original headers into a plain text file
(but that's will be hard with thousands of messages!).
I'd need a tool which was able to preserve the original headers.

Old 09-30-2005, 03:51 AM   #4
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I just installed db-3.1.17.tar.gz in my linux box,
but have no idea about install,
nor could I find any indication in the documentation.
Please, a hint?



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