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

Jason Turner jturner at nonzerosums.org
Wed Jul 25 14:40:03 PDT 2007

On Jul 25, 2007, at 2:00 PM, Asheesh Laroia wrote:

> 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
> http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/mb2md/.

Ahh, now we're cooking... I haven't used the libpst package before so  
perhaps it's overcome the weaknesses of past converters -- namely  
loss of some msg meta-info and attachments.

Regardless, thanks for those links Asheesh.  I'll try them the next  
time I face these sorts of migrations.


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