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I agree, IMAP is much better
Authored by: paulsomm on Jan 15, '05 12:47:20AM

I agree with MichelP, IMAP is one of the fastest and most reliable way to do this. I've yet to find any conversion tool that doesn't mangle something somewhere, be it attachments or timestamps or crapping out after a few hundred megs.

When working as a consultant between jobs, I was able to use Cyrus IMAP on my powerbook (via Fink) to migrate a small office (12 people) from Outlook 98 to OS X/Firebird without a hitch. And we're talking people with .PST files in excess of 1G each. No missing messages (at least no one has called me for the backups), and all the timestamps and attachments perfectly preserved. The best part, it was litterally just Drag and Drop . . . drag a folder from the PST and drop it on the IMAP server on my powerbook.

As for Contacts, i was fortunate that everyone had a Palm ;-)



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I agree, IMAP is much better
Authored by: donikatz on Feb 14, '05 09:15:36AM

Similar to IMAP, if you have access to an Exchange server, you can use the same trick. Of course, more people will have IMAP (and it's cheaper to set one up if you don't).



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