You could download Eudora for Windows and import the outlook email into Eudora. It stores the email in mbox format. I don't know if their mbox format is fully unix standard, but they are the same people that maintain the qpopper pop3 daemon, so they obviously understand unix mbox format.
Cla. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joshua Lokken" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:47 PM Subject: Fw: Re: IMAP server and client recommendations? > > From: Kevin Stevens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 21:42:00 -0700 > To: Danny MacMillan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: IMAP server and client recommendations? > X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.613) > > > On Apr 21, 2004, at 21:22, Danny MacMillan wrote: > > >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. > > Almost right, but not quite. You set up an IMAP server that stores > mail in the desired format, add the IMAP support to Outlook, and then > drag/drop the mail into the IMAP mailbox. There is no equivalent > client-side export needed. > > And yes, in my experience this is BY FAR the easiest/fastest/best > approach to get mail from a .pst file to something else. Caveat is > that you have to have an Outlook installation available to do it, not > just the .pst file. > > >Then it struck me -- =leaving= the mail in the IMAP server would give > >me even more flexibility. > > Blinding flash of the obvious? ;) > > >Is it feasible to use the IMAP server as a mail storage solution like > >this? > > Sure, that's what they're designed for. > > > Can anyone recommend a good IMAP server (for FreeBSD of course) and > >give me some tips on considerations for choosing one? I blush to say > >it, but I've never even had an IMAP account. > > The main contenders are Cyrus, Courier, and UW-IMAP. Biggest > consideration is probably what format you want to store the mail in. I > prefer mbox format, so use UW-IMAP. It is configured to pull mail from > the standard spool directory, and store it in a /mail directory of my > user account. > > The big advantage of using IMAP (for me) is that I can access my mail > from a web based server (Squirrelmail) while at work, pine when on the > road, and OS X's Mail.app when at home on my PowerBook. Even when I'm > reading mail on the server box itself the access is actually through > the IMAP server. It's an OS X G5 now, but I did the exact same thing > when it was a FreeBSD Intel box. > > KeS > > ----- End forwarded message ----- > > There's a note for future reference. If you want to run a large email > server that'll play friendly with Outlook, OS mail clients, and webmail, > use an IMAP server. Question: Is Exchange an IMAP server, or is > Exchange kinda it's own thing? Maybe, rather, does Exchange speak IMAP? > > > -- > Joshua > > "...and *no* funny stuff; and by funny stuff I mean, > handholding, goo-goo eyes, misdirected woo > (which is pretty much any John Wu film...)" > -- Homer Simpson > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"