After a very messy server crash a client is stuck with email in an exchange 2003 MDBDATA folder which we were able to recover from their old HDD.

Is there a way to recover the mail from the file and get it into a form we can use to put the mail into their new Exchange 2007 install?

We were not able to do a traditional mailbox move due to the severity of the failure of their old server.

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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There are third party tools that should allow you to extract the mailboxes to PST files that you can then import into exchange
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Google "extract edb PST" and you should get a lot of info/options
MegaNuk3Connect With a Mentor Commented:
As leew says. A 3rd party product would be your quickest way of doing this.
Like Digiscope
Kernel Data Recovery
Ontrack PowerControls

A lot of them have trial versions which show you how much data in the EDB is recoverable
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We have had a simular issue simply use eseutil with the repair then use the Defrag option. Suggestion is to also keep a copy of the corrupted files for future posibilities.

EXEutil commands can be found at 
Malli BoppeCommented:
We have used quest tools  in the past and they are really good. or you can use digiscope
all good suggestions from Meganuk3 and the others as well.  Regardless of the tool you use be sure to always work against a copy of your master so that should something go south you always have a roll back position.  BTW just as an FYI thought you would like to know that with Lucid8's tool you can go direct from the EDB to a production server i.e. no need to export/import via PST but of course you can do that as well if you like.
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