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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: duhamel on Sep 07, '05 10:34:17PM

Andreas,

This worked GREAT!!

Here's what I had to do.

I HAD Outlook Express on winxp (It is not being used much anymore).

1. I downloaded Thunderbird for windows and installed it. Thunderbird automatically imported my OE e-mail over.

2. I downloaded Thunderbird for Mac and installed it. Then, I copied my "profile" folder over to my Mac. Thunderbird then opened with all my mail.

3. I ran the script to change all EOL characters to *nix style (Thanks to Andreas!) against my Thunderbird mail folder.

4. I opened the Mail.app and imported all my e-mail - it worked GREAT!


Address Book:

1. Open Thunderbird and export your address book to "Ldif" format
2. Open the "Address Book" app and import. Address Book will ask what format you want to import from. Choose "Ldif" and tell it where your file is that was created in step #1.

3. Sit back, have a drink and be happy you're off of outlook express... a.k.a. "outbreak".

Cheers.



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