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Thread: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

  1. #11
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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    thanks just what i needed

  2. #12
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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    grrr it doesnt actually seem to be saving them anywhere for me.

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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    Thanks! Worked just fine for me
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    Re: HOWTO: Converting from Outlook Express saved mails to Linux mbox

    Looks great and promissing. I'll try it when I get the time. One suggestion though. Maybe it is more than enough to run the Kbuntu Live CD to do this If you don't want to install KDE-packages in your Gnome enviornment that is.

    Trond

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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox to Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdav1e View Post
    I had a customer's OE data and she is converting to Ubuntu, imagine a 70+ year old converting!
    Anyway, I had a hell of a time finding a way to convert.
    This was a sweet method, couldn't have done it w/o you.
    The only 'challenge' I had was finding the kmail program, it didn't install to the applications folder so I had to go to the filesystem/usr/bin and d-click on kmail. Not a big deal.
    I went from oe to kmail to thunderbird with this method.
    Sincerely,
    Dave
    I've been looking for a way to do this for weeks!
    My wife's windows machines semi-crash meant I had to back up data including outlook mails before a complete re-install of windows (what a nightmare).

    anyway, my exported .dbx files wouldn't re-load to outlook. How can that make sense. I have all the folders in Kmail now, so at worst I can re-send them to the hotmail account.

    Why did I quote the above post? After the two sudo apt-get install commands I typed kmail in the terminal and was taken straight into the setup procedure for Kmail.

    Nice succinct howto. thanks.

  6. #16
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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    Quote Originally Posted by yowshi View Post
    grrr it doesnt actually seem to be saving them anywhere for me.
    did you remember to select "import outlook ..." from the dropdown menu?

    I didn't the first time I tried.

    The favourites folders pane was too small to see anything by default. When I dragged it to the right everything became visible

  7. #17
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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    This worked slicker than snail snot! Absolutely perfect! My husband's windows machine finally died, so we're going windows-free and needed a way to convert all his old email. THANKS!

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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    Thanks. works like a charm..

    -c-

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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    Worked really well.
    Thank you.
    I would rather be Ubuntu-ing.

    Don't shake my hand. I don't want your germs.

  10. #20
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    Re: Converting from Outlook Express to Linux mbox

    Worked great for rescuing a crashed windows pc (now running Ubuntu)! I see it's been quite a while since this was written.
    I only needed to run the first command:

    $ sudo apt-get install kmail
    kmailcvt was then present in /usr/bin/

    Perhaps kmailcvt is now packaged with kmail proper.(?)
    Thanks for writing this up!!

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