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Old 04-17-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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Transferring Email from Outlook to Linux Email Client


I am running a dual-boot system with Windows 2000 and Slackware 9. What is the simplest way to transfer email from my MS Outlook XP (in Windows) to Mozilla's email client (in Linux)?

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Old 04-17-2003, 04:50 PM   #2
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You could give a foward of all your e-mails to your self and then open again with Mozilla? I've never heard of any program which can make transfers... maybe the contact list could be done someway(?)...
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I just set up accounts with the same name and copied the settings. It was easy.
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Ximian's evolution has an import function for outlook mail
Old 04-17-2003, 05:26 PM   #5
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I know how to *set up* my email accounts, I just need to *transfer* my existing email across Hard Drive Partitions -> Operating Systems -> Email Clients.

I'll look into Evolution's Outlook import feature.

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This thread is incredibly old, but I am posting here to add one more idea... something I have done countless times from Outlook to various Linux email clients: use IMAP.

In short, the steps are as follows:

1. Setup an IMAP mailbox somewhere (maybe even on the Linux box itself);
2. Add the account to both clients (Outlook and Evolution, for example);
3. Copy the messages from Outlook to the IMAP mailbox; and,
4. Copy the messages from the IMAP mailbox to the Linux email client.

Hope this helps.

~ Greg


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