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Migrere e-post fra Thunderbird mbox på Linux til Outlook 2007

Jonathan

Jeg kjøpte programvaren for å være del av en løsning for en meget bestemt problem: Jeg trengte å migrere e-post fra Thunderbird (MBox format) på Linux i Outlook 2007 på Windows 7 RC1. Jeg fikk blitt benytter Thunderbird i noen tid for å samle POP3 email før du begynner å bruke Windows 7 - og en stund jeg var running begge og samle e (POP3) på begge klienter.

This migration requires the following steps as I saw it:

1. Save .mbox files from Linux installation

Thunderbird does not offer any way to export mails so it is required to work with .mbox files

2. Convert .mbox to individual .eml files

Outlook does not offer any method for importing the .mbox format directly so another step in the process is required. I chose the special Thunderbird extention – ImportExportTools (enchanced MboxImport) til convert the .mbox to eml filer. Note that I assumed that there would be an easy way to then bring these into Outlook 2007 although this was not to be – see next point.

To install the extension, denne fremgangsmåten:

  • If you are using the Windows system you can download the free mbox to eml converter and extract emails from mbox files
    OR
  • Rright clicking on the link and choosing “Save target as” to Last ned the Thunderbird addon xpi file,
  • Kjør Thunderbird, select “Tools” then choose “Addons” (or “Extensions”) and click on “Install”
  • Velg det xpi filen du lastet ned og følg instruksjonene
  • Restart Thunderbird
  • After that you can use following options to save emails from thunderbird to EML files: Tools Menu >; ImportExportTools or File menu >; Lagre valgte meldinger

Now e-mails are exported from Thunderbird to EML files and can be imported into Outlook using Outlook Import Wizard.

3. Convert eml files to msg files OR find a way to migrate eml files directly into Outlook 2007

Windows 7 RC1 does not offer any way of importing eml files into a native mail client (for eksempel, Windows XP has Outlook Express and Windows 7 Beta – Build 7000 – has Windows Mail) and since Outlook 2007 does not allow this, the only way without installing yet another mail client such as Lotus Notes, is to find another product.

Outlook importveiviseren works well as I can point it at a folder of eml files and import them into Outlook. It then brings them into Outlook in a subfolder of the destination folder specified.

If, at this point, you simply drag and drop from the subfolder into the parent folder then duplicate items may then occur. It would be good therefore if you had the option of converting the eml files to a PST file (OR point 3. below) which would then allow an import operation in Outlook – when you import a PST into Outlook you have the option of how to deal with duplicate items – such as ignore, copy regardless…

As it was I had to write some VBA script to remove the duplicate items from a number of folder.

Outlook importveiviseren – the best way to import eml files into outlook. Outlook doesn’t støtte dragging and dropping of .eml files but you could use Outlook Import Wizard utility to import them into Outlook.

I understand that this is a very specific operation and the reason I needed a 3rd party application was that Thunderbird does not offer a real “export” feature and Outlook does not offer the ability to import eml files. That being said, in summary, the features below would be great in the Outlook importveiviseren – note that that the each point assumes that the preceding point is not achievable. For eksempel, if point 1 was possible then 2 and 3 would not be required in my scenario.

1. Import mbox into Outlook

2. Convert mbox to msg (EML)

3. Intelligence to remove/avoid duplicates in Outlook during an import operation (regardless of the format)

Having said the above, the product works well for what I wanted it. takk.

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