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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 02:02:41 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        matt donovan <kitchetech@gmail.com>
Cc:        Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Transition Questions.
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On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:00:19 -0500, matt donovan <kitchetech@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:50:55AM -0800, Kurt Buff wrote:
> > >>
> > >> And, unfortunately, that doesn't help. I think the procedure described
> > >> by George Davidovich is your best bet.
> > >
> > > I haven't used Thunderbird in a very long time, but . . . can't you
> > > import emails from OE to Thunderbird on the MS Windows system, then move
> > > them from the MS Windows system to the FreeBSD system and import them to
> > > Thunderbird there?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
> > > Quoth Niccolo Machiavelli: "It is a common failing of man not to take
> > > account of tempests during fair weather."
> >
> > I don't know. I haven't used OE in over 10 years.
> >
> 
> From what I heard no since Windows thunderbird is different then the layout
> of the *nix thunderbird. but that was a while ago I heard that

As far as I know - it's been a long time, please mind this - OE
uses a proprietary mail storage system, while TB uses the standard
mbox system. The FreeBSD ports do contain a converter OE -> mbox,
and after transforming the OE boxes into mbox format, they should
be importable without problems.

Another idea would be to "manually import" them, this means that
you would not use TB's import function, but instead locate where
it stores mail, check file naming conventions and then put the mail
in there manually, hoping that TB would recognize and maybe index
them at next startup.

I'm not sure about how the OE -> mbox converter from the ports
collection was called, but I remember having read it somewhere...

Sorry for being such unprecise, but I haven't used any MICROS~1
product for more than 20 years now... =^_^=



-- 
Polytropon
>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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