On 2014-02-11 01:26, cmcgrath5035 wrote:
> IFthere is an import for Windows Thunderbird from Windows Outlook, I
> would expect that you could then transfer the Windows Thunderbird to
> Linux Thunderbird following this thread.
I did this in the past, using Netscape 4. I don’t remember the details,
I think it was perhaps the commercial version. It could use the Windows
DLLs in the system to read outlook folders directly (unless encrypted).
> I gave up on Outlook 10 years ago, so am not at all current as to what
> import/export capabilities might have have evolved.
There is a generalized method that works for mail migration across
almost any mail client and operating system. There are two requirements,
though: the source client must be in working order, and must be able to
access standard imap servers.
You need an imap mail server, and it should be on the local network. It
is remote, then you also need a good enough pipe.
Then on the source client agent (say, outlook), you add an account on
that imap server, and copy all your mails and folders to it. Once done,
on the destination agent (say, Linux Thunderbird) you add that same
account, and bring in all those same folders and mails.
> And, by the way, I have had very little luck with conversion of contact
> lists and address books from anything to anything else. Seems everyone
> is intentionally ‘closed’. or should I say no standard way to do it.
True… They say you can setup an LDAP server, and use that one on all
clients. Theoretically, all can adapt and use it.
I failed to get this working.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))