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Old 07-13-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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program to convert e-mails from Outlook to Linux?

Hi guys

I have finally decided to change to linux (how many times have i said that )

I have backed-up all my files, except my e-mails.

Is there any application that can back-up these e-mails so i can view and manage them in linux?

Do you know any good e-mail application for linux
Old 07-13-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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Well, the KMail that comes with KDE 3.3 is quite good, and if I saw correctly, it has an "import messages" function that seems designed specifically to import emails from Outlook Express (version 4?) Haven't tried to use it though.
Old 07-13-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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well, the proplem is i only have 1 hdd

so i am going to outport the e-mails into another copmuter, remove Windows and install linux and import e-mails

That is the proplem.
Old 07-13-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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Here is what I did.

Install thunderbird on the windows partition where you have outlook. Thunderbird will read the outlook email, the outlook file is usually outlook.pst - I think it's always .pst; you may may have to search for it. I've had more success searching with a dir /s at the root directory.

Anyway, once thunderbird (or mozilla email, or a few others) has read in the outlook file, you will have your thunderbird files.

I dual boot. I keep my data in a FAT32 partition so I can access it from Linux or Windows. I store my email in that partition. I can then access the same email just as easily from thunderbird on the windows side, or the linux side. Works great, no problems.

That's what I used to do anyway. Now I use yahoo email.
Old 07-13-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Thanks man, i really appreciated that

I will do that.

One question: why FAT32, doesnt linux support ntfs?


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