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Just got a MacBook Pro

If only my email would work!

3:22 pm on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hey all,

I've made the switch! So far I've been very impressed however email remains a mystery. I've spent days trying to figure it out and no luck.

Basically on my PC I've got Outlook 2007 that I use to manage my email. The actual mail (.pst file) is located on my local file server.

I managed to get a utility to convert the pst file to Apple mbox files, which Apple Mail will read.

However, I'm not digging apple mail. I tried using Entourage, and find that to be pathetic (can't insert links or any html support in email!).

So I'm thinking Thunderbird is what I'll use. However, I can't for the life of me get it to find the mbox files.

And, I'd like to keep the mbox files on my server for backup purposes.

Any ideas?

3:33 pm on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ha. So as soon as I post this, I notice there's a setting in the options to just point to a folder. I pointed to the one on the server, and voila - my mail is back.

So simple! I'm used to having to export and import 5 times to get the right format. I didn't think it could be that easy.

3:55 pm on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the fold!

As a long time make user, I'm sure you'll appreciate all of the cool features of the os.

3:21 pm on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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don't go mucking about in the mboxes, you will screw up the way the database works.

usually when I find I can't do something, I discover I have been "trying too hard" and the answer is usually something incredibly simple because I never bothered to read the "HELP" section or just assumed it was going to be difficult.
I was a Eudora user for many years and having migrated to using Apple MAIL, I am very happy with it and IMAP.


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