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Move data from Entourage to Outlook on a PC
Authored by: MichelP on Jan 12, '05 11:43:34AM

After long fights to convert mailboxes across Mac/PC (both directions) for different email clients, using many ad-hoc tools, it came out that the best method is to actually a transfert through an IMAP server...
It's usually reliable, keeps attachements, formating, read status,...
No brainer with most clients.

If your ISP does not provide IMAP service (or if transfering huge mailboxes), you may want to setup your own IMAP server locally the Mac: some free solutions available through Fink. Maybe other exist too.

Just a hint if you use Apple Mail: make sure (if you import into Mail) that Mail has cached all folder content before doing the copy, or else you will miss some messages... Do Mailbox-Sychronise <you IMAP account>...and double check!

Good luck.



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Move data from Entourage to Outlook on a PC
Authored by: matx666 on Jan 12, '05 06:08:37PM

IMAP works great, and we use both here at work. BUT moving pop mail can take forever and it just seems impossible after a while... Moving PST format from one PC to another works, but not to Mac, until now. Microsloth has a beta tool for importing PST (outlook mail archives) into Mac Entourage 2004. Sa-weet. I can't wait to try it. I signed up to get a copy.



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