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Old 05-14-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Transferring outlook express contents to new linux pc

Hi guys,

Just taken delivery of a new barebone pc on which I will install and run Ubuntu.

I have one really urgent question, though: does anybody have any ideas how I can transfer the Outlook Express email contents of my old Windows pc to my new one (which will NOT have Windows)?

I know it is possible to back up and transfer Outlook Express contents from one Windows pc to another by converting into a .UNC file, but will Ubuntu/Mozilla Thunderbird recognise this file?

Old 05-14-2008, 01:51 AM   #2
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Install Thunderbird in MS, run it and import your Outlook Express mail and contacts. Once you're done with that, read directions here to back up your Thunderbird profile:

Once you install whatever distro, copy your Thunderbird profile that you backed up into your /home/user/.thunderbird folder.

/home/user/.thunderbird will vary depending on distro you choose.


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