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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: etcetera on Apr 18, '05 12:00:33PM

I've just tried this using the Python script and have found that many of the imported mailboxes contain just one or two messages, where there should be hundreds. (The text is all there, it is just in the one or two messages instead of divided up correctly). I suspect that this is because the Thunderbird files I am using were copied directly from a Windows XP machine. Is there any chance the script author could modify the script to handle the mbox format Thunderbird uses on XP? (I know that's a stretch).

I've tried transferring the messages via a local IMAP server, but the problem there is that the messages end up with the current receive date -- I'd like to preserve all the original receive dates (if anyone knows a workaround for this, in turn, that would be very handy).

Brad.



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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: Stephen-I-am on May 19, '05 11:50:07AM

Kind of a cludge, but you could make multiple boxes for different date periods, like "Inbox 2004", "Inbox 2005", and then put them on your IMAP server.

Stephen



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