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Migrate Entourage email data - Folder/Sub-folders to google apps

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Looking for a solution to migrate Entourage data to Google apps mail, while maintaining existing structure of email (Folders/sub-folder); existing status (unread/replyed/forwarded); and time/date stamp of the messages.  

I was able to test importing mail using google's own upload tool, from entourage db into google apps mail.  But it imports all sub-folders (I have over 100) as root labels, vs sub labels.  This completely flattens out the folder structure.  Also all the email messages seemed to get the current time/date stamp.

Need to have it import folder data as such:

Entorage => google apps email:

Folders => Labels

Sub-folders => Sub-Labels
Sub-Sub-Folders => Sub-Sub-Labels
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by:BudDurland
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If Google apps mail supports IMAP access, you might try IMAPCOPY (http://home.arcor.de/armin.diehl/imapcopy/imapcopy.html).  I've successfully used it to migrate mail from one system to another.  It does NOT migrate the user id, passwords, contacts, etc; only the mail contents.  You can configure it to do just one user at first, make sure it's working , then do all your users.

Hope this helps
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by:Tekyguy
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it does support imap, but i need to get the email from entourage database to google apps mail.
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by:Tekyguy
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Still looking for a good solution for this.  Google's solution for this - google apps unloader flattens out folders structure, failing to map subfolders to nested folders.  

I tried weird kid software converter/google mail  uploader, which was able to map subfolders, but not without it's own issues.  It adds additional text to the label, including the folder name the mbox resides in, so you get these really long label names ie:  converted-onmymac-foldername/subfolder.  Which meas you have to spend a day renaming your labels.
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by:Tekyguy
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@ Netminder - Wrong on both.  This is not gmail, it's google aps mail.  And it does support subfolders, they are called nested labels.  Nested folders = googles version of subfolders.  Please do a little research before jumping to incorrect conclusions.  If you close this out, I won't share the solution when I find it.
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by:Tekyguy
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FYI how to enabled nested labels in gmail or google apps mail:  Click on the gear, then mail settings, then Labs.  Search for "Nested Labels"   Now you have nested labels aka subfolders.
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by:Tekyguy
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That's not an answer.  That sir is a cop out.
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Tekyguy

I find nothing in Googles support that they support Nested Label importing.

As you pointed out, Nested Labels is a Google Labs feature.  Google Labs features are beta products.  The import tools Google provides for import for Google Apps are geared towards business. Expect Nested Label support when the Nested Label feature leaves beta.

And that's the best answer you're really going to get unless you talk to a GMail engineer. But the question has been asked before, and you are probably going to hear the same sound of crickets chirping on the Google Support forum.

http://www.google.com/support/bin/search.py?ctx=en%3Asearchbox&query=import+nested+labels
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by:Tekyguy
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If it was supported and documented I wouldn't be here asking questions.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for DLeh's comment http:/Q_26875633.html#35315614

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This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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by:Tekyguy
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I found a solution, and was able to do just as I had wished.  Yes you can import into nested labels, but you just have to figure out how to do it.  Google won't help you do it, as they don't for most of their products.  But I don't feel the solution that Dleh posted "that their is not solution" is worthy of points.   I found my own solution with no help from the community.
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by:Tekyguy
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I object to points being awarded to a solution of "there is no solution"  That is just stupid.  I did find the solution on my own...just figured it out.  Not on google...not from google...not on expert exchange.  Good old fashion logic and trial and error.
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