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Old 07-07-2010, 06:28 AM   #1
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import Outlook PST files from Windows directly into Thunderbird on Linux


I have an Outlook 2007 PST file that iam trying to import into Thunderbird/IceDove. Based on what google told i tried readpst, it gave me the following error
$readpst -o PSTfolder/ -r Outlook.pst 
Opening PST file and indexes...
unknown index structure. Could this be a new Outlook 2003 PST file?
Error opening File
I did have a look at outport, but it hasnt been updated since 2008(?) i doubt it would work with outlook 2007

any ideas?
Old 07-07-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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From the error message, I guess your pst file is indeed in the new format that was introduced with office 2003. As far as I know, the PST format did not change after that so outport should be able to read it in my opinion.

PS no experience with any of the applications that you mention.


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