[sf-lug] Outlook pop3->IMAP migration?
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.
Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
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