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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: ftlbaby on Oct 28, '06 08:47:49PM

Today I transferred email from Outlook Express 6 on Windows 2000 Professional SP4 to OS X Tiger's Mail.app. This is how I did it.

1. Download and install Mozilla Thunderbird. Current version is 1.5.0.7.
2. Launch and choose to import from Outlook Express. (Clean up the Outlook email and empty the trash first.)
3. Copy the mail folder to the mac from the Thunderbird profile folder. I used a FAT32 formatted USB drive.
4. Add .mbox to all the files inside the mail folder you just copied that don't already have an extension. I used A Better Finder Rename for this.
5. Launch Mail.app and choose import from the File menu.
6. Select Netscape/Mozilla and go!

I hope this helps someone, because I had trouble following all the other tutorials. And I hope someone who goes thru this process fills in all the little details that I left out (such as the default directory of the mozilla profiles folder and the extension of the mozilla mail index, etc.)



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: ghr on Nov 03, '06 11:35:39PM
I tried this procedure with Outlook Express 6.0+. It uses .dbx files.
Thunderbird (latest available today) did not import anything at all.
After reading other posts on the web, I used the free DbxConv http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/dbxconv.html to convert the .dbx files to .mbx files on the PC.
I then copied these to OSX Tiger (Intel), changed the extensions to .mbox and then imported them into Mail (using the Other option).
Easy.

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