[sf-lug] Outlook pop3->IMAP migration?

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Wed Jul 25 14:00:45 PDT 2007

On Tue, 24 Jul 2007, Lx Rudis wrote:

> hello luggers.
> attached is email from the guy i recently assisted.
> anyone here had experience with this sort of work?
> got any advice?  comments?

A technical but fast way to do this is the way I would do it: First of all 
export from Outlook to a regular UNIX mbox file.  Then you can scp that to 
the server pretty quickly and import that on the server side all at once. 
You could use http://alioth.debian.org/projects/libpst/ to read the 
Outlook PST files into mbox files.

The mail server either will expect mbox, in which case you're done, or 
Maildir, in which case I recommend mb2md from 

Doing it this way avoids the pains of Outlook's IMAP support as well as 
minimizes round-trip delays while Outlook waits for acknowledgment of each 
individual message from the IMAP server.

-- Asheesh.

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