[H-GEN] Move Mail from Outlook Express to Linux...
joel at diggy.com.au
Fri Jun 9 00:20:54 EDT 2000
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From: Anthony Ison <anthony.ison at gbst.com>
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Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 3:24 PM
Subject: [H-GEN] Move Mail from Outlook Express to Linux...
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> Hi all,
> I've just been posed an interesting problem that I am at a loss to
> friend has set up his PC as dual-boot Windows / RedHat. He would like
> leave Windows for dust, but doesn't want to lose his x thousand
> emails that are currently held by Outlook Express.
> Is there any way to migrate these emails from Outlook to Linux without
> having to individually save each email? I am thinking that you could
> them all back to a server, but I don't know if that's actually
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
In Outlook Express, if you "drag" the email(s) you want saved to some
folder in explorer, it will save them as <subject>.eml. The .eml format
is nothing more than .txt in terms of file contents. you could probably
whack up a fairly simple (perl|bash|sed|etc) script that takes, say, a
directory full of the individual .eml files and appends them to your
mail spool. something along the lines of "for each .eml file, cat the
file to /var/spool/mail/username, then echo a blank line." unless
you're using qmail's Maildir, in which case you can just copy all the
.eml files to ~/Maildir/new :)
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