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Date:      Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:11:48 -0800
From:      George Davidovich <freebsd@optimis.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Transition Questions.
Message-ID:  <20090113191148.GA62894@marvin.optimis.net>
In-Reply-To: <20090113184738.GA59052@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
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On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 07:47:38PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:54:24PM -0500, Grant Peel wrote:
>  
> > 2. I want to import my Oulook express folders to Thinderbird. I know
> > it can be done on windows, but when I try the impirt feature
> > (running Thunderbord on FreeBSD), there is no option to do this. Is
> > there a way?
> 
> The /usr/ports/mail/libpst port contains a tool called readpst which
> can convert them to e.g. mailbox (mbox) format. Thunderbird should be
> able to import mbox files.

Never used Outlook Express, but its file format, IIRC, is different than
that used by Outlook (.pst).

Either way, the best option would be to install Thunderbird on the
Windows machine and use Thunderbird there to import the OE mail.  The
resulting mbox file(s) can then be simply copied over to his FreeBSD
box.

A randomly-selected HowTo link:

http://doc.vic.computerbank.org.au/support/Getting%20mail%20from%20Outlook%20to%20Thunderbird/

Also, given that he's already using Thunderbird, I'd suggest the
following be done first:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/dictionaries.html

:-)

-- 
George



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