[Nottingham] Getting Outlook Express files into Evolution

Bunter Matthew nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Mon Jul 28 09:02:00 2003


Final dumb question from me today (reason at the end) - and apologies.

I have the folders from Outlook Express (Inbox, Sent and some created =
folders) that I would like to get using in Evolution. I tried importing =
with no luck. They are .mbx files but the importing program with =
Evolution only has a choice for Outlook Express 4 which IIRC are .dbx =

Is there a simple way to get these folders into Evolution?

Ditto for the Outlook Express address book into Evolution Contacts. It =
is a .wab file.

The reason for all the dumb questions is that we (me and the Mrs.) are =
now a Linux only house. What did it take to convince her that she didn't =
need windows? Mozilla (imported the Favourites from IE - not an easy =
task), Evolution, and Open Office.

Outstanding probs are burning CDs (need to make sure I have all my old =
files from the Windows partition), getting my Canon S45 to be recognised =
with gtkam, configuring the firewall and finding the right media players =
for our radio listening whilst on the web (we are in France where music =
is pants).