importing email to OSX
December 8, 2004 5:32 PM Subscribe
MailFilter: I've got a stack of old email stuff that dates back from when I used Outlook in OS9. I want to import it into an OS X mail client. Everything I've tried so far isn't working. [+]
Basically, the set up is this: I’ve got roughly four years of emails from my old machine that have been languishing in a folder for the past two years because I can’t work out how to import them into an OS X mail client. No matter whether I use OS X’s Mail, Thunderbird, or Entourage, it doesn’t work.
The problem – at least when using Mail and Thunderbird – seems to be that unless I have the application that originally created the file, any mail client I have refuses to deal with the file itself (no use when the original application was in OS 9, and I’m now running OS 10.3). This is despite the fact that said files are now classed, by OS X, as “Microsoft Entourage Database” files, though Entourage won’t import them.
Short of partitioning my hard drive so that it runs OS 9, and attempting the export the files all over again, what do I need to do?