[Dovecot] importing outlook express messages to dovecot imap server
angelochen961 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 09:32:29 EEST 2010
Nice approach, but the it's Thunderbird, what I have is outlook Express.
On Jun 25, 2010, at 2:02 PM, Patrick Nagel wrote:
> On 2010-06-25 03:51 UTC Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>> Angelo Chen put forth on 6/24/2010 10:25 PM:
>>> I think that's one option, but it's around 10G data for the last few
>>> years, and more than 100 folders under outlook express, do you think
>>> that will be fast enough by using Outlook Express copying option to an
>>> imap account?
>> Look at it this way: One way or another, in one format or another, you
>> will have to copy the data over the network from the PC to the Dovecot
>> server. If you use the method myself and others have recommended, once
>> the data is copied to the IMAP folders, you are done.
>> Now, if you do it the other way, which is copying raw files over, you then
>> have to convert them to maildir format. It's a multi-step process. And
>> could be error prone.
>> The first method is a single step process and is reliable.
> I tried something similar (with Thunderbird) once, and it caused a lot of
> trouble. We only had around 1.3 GB, IIRC, but thousands of folders. Here is a
> blog article that I wrote after I got it done with a perl script:
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