GNUPG / PGP / Java / hushmail.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:44:04 -0500
I did this recently, so I'll add my limited insight.
I believe all the full versions of Outlook (including 2K) have an
option to export mail, including going to standard Unix mail.
Outlook Express lacks this functionality, so different approaches are
Of the other e-mail packages avaialable Eudora seems to do the best
job of converting from pst. I believe it's the only one that even
has the option. Actually, from the earlier message I guess Netscape
will attempt it as well.
Another option is to do a "select all" and drag and drop all your
messages to a folder outside of Outlook (all versions, including OE).
This will give a folder full of plain text .eml files that should be
easy enough to import into darn near anything. Someone who's handy
with perl (or any other scripting language) shouldn't have too much
trouble converting all those text files into standard mailbox format.
I'm not sure what this method will do to attachments. I'd try to
take care of those indivdually if you can, no matter what method you
Back to my regularly scheduled lurking...
On Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:07:14 -0500, Anthony E . Greene wrote:
>>* By chance, is someone aware of a software that converts Outlook
>>files for use with a good Linux X-Window mail client (unfortunately
>>4 and 6 crashes because my over-300MB-pst file seems to be to
>I'd like to kow the answer to that myself. I've never used mailers
>proprietary file formats for personal mail, but I'd be interested to
>I can help other folks get out when they finally decide to abandon
>Welcome to the world of proprietary file formats.
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