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Move PC Outlook email to Mail.app
Authored by: nmerriam on Jul 13, '07 03:03:37PM

Isn't the easiest way to download Thunderbird and have it import your outlook mail, then you can get it into pretty much any other program (including mail.app).

Of course, the REAL best way to do it is to use a decent email server with IMAP, then any good email client can easily access your mail. Or if you can briefly get access, drag all your local outlook mail to an IMAP server, then log in to that server and drag it all into your new app.



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Move PC Outlook email to Mail.app
Authored by: xcgr on Jul 15, '07 05:32:56PM

The last time I tried that, Thunderbird mangled the heck out of any HTML/rich-text emails that it imported from Outlook, and messed up some of the attachments. I think I was using Thunderbird 1.5.



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Move PC Outlook email to Mail.app
Authored by: goochrules on Jul 18, '07 10:11:04AM

I have Outlook 2002 running on Windows XP SP2 in Parallels for Mac (build 3214).
I installed Thunderbird on Windows, and it was able to import everything from Outlook just fine.
I installed Thunderbird on OS X and copied the profile folder over, and everything again looks fine.
When I try to have Mail.app import Thunderbird's files (either by choosing 'Mozilla/Netscape' or 'Other' during the import), I end up with more or less the correct directory structure, but only one email per directory, which contains every message that should be in the directory, including base64 encoded attachments.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?



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