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Old 03-15-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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Outlook.pst converting with readpst to kmail / mbox: keeping the directory structure


I have five years worth of outlook.pst files (in annual slices) which I want to import into kmail. The separate mails are stored in a directory tree in outlook.

Whe I issue the command
Code:
readpst -S -r outlookfile.pst
I get a new directory besides the original outlookfile.pst on my drive named "outlookfile". It contains the directory tree of outlook but in each "leave" and "node" is a mbox file (containig the mails) with the fine name of "mbox" .

This is an example:
Code:
"outlookfile"
     |     |
   work   private
   mbox   mbox
  |    |
done  todo
mbox  mbox
Thus I have to load every mbox separately into kmail -- after creating a directory by hand the name of which I have to look up in a file manager. Then I have to move the files from the newest mbox-directory in kmail into their intended final position (or rename the mbox). How can I get the directories and files into kmail the way they were arranged originally in outlook in one fell swoop?

Thanks for reading and any suggestions .

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Old 04-12-2015, 05:07 AM   #2
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How can I get the directories and files into kmail the way they were arranged originally in outlook in one fell swoop?
An IMAP to IMAP store copy obviously would have been the easiest migration but have you seen tools listed at https://userbase.kde.org/KMail/Tools?


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Old 04-13-2015, 01:21 AM   #3
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An IMAP to IMAP store copy obviously would have been the easiest migration ...
Is it possible to do that from an USB-stick in the same machine? That's where my .pst files are stored...

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...but have you seen tools listed at https://userbase.kde.org/KMail/Tools?
Not yet, will look soonest. Thanks.

<edit> I did look. I'm already using the most "modern" program they advertise. Regrettably a "thunderbird on a windows machine" is not an option, since I don't have any windows on my box... </edit>

What is the meaning of "//NTBL"?

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Old 04-13-2015, 04:37 PM   #4
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Is it possible to do that from an USB-stick in the same machine? That's where my .pst files are stored...
Ah, sorry, no, IMAP to IMAp copy means server to server...


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<edit> I did look. I'm already using the most "modern" program they advertise. Regrettably a "thunderbird on a windows machine" is not an option, since I don't have any windows on my box... </edit>
How about using virtualization? Or anyone in the vincinity having a windows machine you could temporarily (ab)use?


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Old 04-14-2015, 01:17 AM   #5
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Ah, sorry, no, IMAP to IMAp copy means server to server....
That's as I feared then.


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How about using virtualization? Or anyone in the vincinity having a windows machine you could temporarily (ab)use?
Only on the job and there it is a strict no, no, no by our admins (I'm not one myself). I guess I'll have to do it the hard way by hand. Stupid in a time where the computers could do it automatically in a split second, isn't it . Perhaps this is the reason why "readpst" never got integrated directly into kmail -- too much effort necessary to do it right.

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A very nice sentiment. Thank you for helping.
 
  


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