* Danny MacMillan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [0423 05:23]: > Hello. > > I have six or seven hundred megabytes of email imprisoned in a few .pst > (Microsoft Outlook "Personal Folders") files. I've been looking for an > alternative email client lately. Of course, the issue is converting these > old messages so that they are usable by the new software -- ideally so > that multiple clients could access the mail. The thought that immediately > occurred to me was that one of the standard Unix formats -- mbox or > maildir -- would be appropriate for this task. > > After scouring the internet for possibilities for converting between the > hated .pst format and mbox or Maildir, I found a few people who'd > seemingly hit upon an ideal solution: add an IMAP folder to Outlook and > copy their mail to that folder, then do the reverse inside a client that > stores its mail in mbox or maildir format. Then it struck me -- =leaving= > the mail in the IMAP server would give me even more flexibility.
I use cyrus with - mozilla, mutt, outlook express, squirrelmail, thunderbird osx and zaurus clients - it's great. Add an LDOP address book and use sieve instead of the evil thet is Procmail and you have a single point of failure^W control for all your maily needs.... (Mail is again 1 per file, but you don't usually access it direct. That's a Good Thing IMO, a Maildir in my home directory is too breakable...) Courier didn't scale for me, dovecot wasn't configurable enough. Cyrus is a bit more complex, but behaves itself and performs very well. Lots of howtos, try a few and see what you like. -- Blood is thicker than water, and much tastier. Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"