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Old 09-17-2016, 06:01 AM   #1
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Which format is more reliable on time : Mozilla MBOX versus PST ?


Which format is more reliable on time : Mozilla MBOX versus PST ?

With pst you can readily copy your email data from ms outlook, and read it some day with kmail or use pst-utils.

mozilla mbox is depreciated over the time, since MS will always be there and PST is now not MS property any longer.

MBOX versus PST?

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If you just have the .pst file and can't install Outlook on the target PC you could:

Install Thunderbird on another PC that has a compatible version of Outlook.
Make Outlook the default email client.
Copy the outlook.pst file to that PC and configure Outlook to use it. (may need to be in the default location)
Compact the .pst file using Outlooks File -> Data File Management commands to permanently get rid of any deleted messages. Don't confuse this with compressing or zipping a file.
Import the messages using Tools -> Import -> Mail. You can use Tools -> Import to also import the settings and address books.
Repeat steps 3-5 as necessary for any other .pst files.
Backup the Thunderbird profile. Mozbackup is a useful tool to do that.
Restore the Thunderbird profile on your PC.
Cleanup. (Uninstall Thunderbird on the PC with Outlook etc.)

#To migrate easily just install kmail or simply do : 
mkdir -p ~/mail/mbox
cd ~/mail/
echo this commmand will do some dir mbox with your pst data
readpst -o mbox -r ~/mail/outlook.pst

Last edited by Xeratul; 09-17-2016 at 06:11 AM.
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A closed, proprietary, binary format over an open, free, text based one?

What are you smoking?
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