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reading old outlook express mail

Posted on 2004-04-25
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I've been using Mail.app since I upgraded to OS X, but I used to use Outlook Express 5.0.3 when I was using OS 9.  I really need to read my old email messages from the identity folder I backed up to my backup hard disk a long time ago.  I tried to import them using Outlook Expres, but it didn't work.  Any idea?
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As long as the user data file is in the right place and you have Classic and OE installed using the File>Import Mailboxes from mail.app should be smooth.
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I went through this same problem once.  I ended up using entourage as an intermediary.  Entourage is part of the Office X suite for the mac, and I believe comes in a 30 day demo version if you don't have it.  I was then able to convert it to use in apple's Mail program.

I think the format I ended up using was mbox

I did find a thorough description on a website too.  Check it out:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040325164915651

Check it out, and good luck!  
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