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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs Apps
Like me, if you are dying to try out an alternative to Entourage, but are stuck because all your previous mail is in Entourage, here's what to do. Click on the Folder list in the left-hand pane and drop it onto your desktop; this will export the folder in the popular mbox format.

Next, use your email program to import the mbox format. In the case of Thunderbird, this has to be done manually at the moment. To accomplish this, open the ~/Library -> Thunderbird -> Profiles -> default -> random_string.slt -> Mail -> Local Folders folder. Drop the mbox files in there and you're set.

The same works for Mozilla, where the mail folder resides in the ~/Library -> Mozilla -> Profiles -> default -> random_string.slt -> Mail -> Local Folders folder.

The same technique should exist for apple mail. Good luck trying!
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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs
Authored by: demmons65 on Mar 04, '04 12:22:07PM

It worked perfectly for me. I wish Mail would ask me where I want the imported messages to land. As it is, I have to open the imported mail folder, Select All and move them to my main Inbox. Ditto with the Sent Mail. Not a big deal and it does work oh so nicely.


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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs
Authored by: mmmmark on Mar 04, '04 02:11:58PM

This is also a great way to back up mail from Entourage since it has a limit on the size of your mailbox.



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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs
Authored by: aehsmu on Mar 04, '04 05:48:22PM

Yet another handy use for this function:

A while back my main "identity" was corrupted. I was able to rebuild the Entourage database, but when using the rebuilt identity, the program would often encounter something it didn't like and crash.

I opened the "old" identity and did the drag trick. Re-opened my current identity and dragged the .mbox file over.

I've got all my messages back where I can search them again.

Great Hint!

Thanks!



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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs
Authored by: Philippe on Mar 14, '04 09:26:07AM

Great hint, thanks.

Just wonder why it's not in Mail Help...



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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs
Authored by: dave1212 on Mar 04, '04 09:04:22PM

Really? What size? Can it be changed through a preference?

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Export Entourage emails for use in other programs
Authored by: kms007 on Mar 26, '04 10:51:27PM

This is a great hint - thanks! I've now moved my emails over to Thunderbird. On a related note, what's the best way to import all the addresses I still haven't moved over from Entourage?

Thanks!

-Krishna



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