Subba Rao wrote:
> My primary email client is Mozilla on Windows. When I was try to
> download my email from my ISP, the Mozilla client would stop after X
> number of messages. I have tried to import in MS Outlook and had the
> same problem. In both cases, the few emails that I downloaded were not
> deleted from the server (although the server settings were set to delete
> the mail after download).
> I switched to my Linux system and used fetchmail. The download was
> smooth and efficient. I can use mutt to read the email. Now I have
> copied the mbox from /var/spool/mail directory to my Windows box, to
> import into Mozilla. This is where I am lost. The import feature only
> gives the option to import from Netscape, Outlook and Outlook Express.
> How do I import email from the Linux mbox into Mozilla Mail client in
> Windows? (I have tried Thunderbird but had the same issues as above.)
> Thank you in advance for any help.
I think you have gone about this in a confabulated way, but you should
be able to make a _COPY_ (just in case) of your saved .mbx file you
retrieved using Linux, and;
* Place it into your <Profile>/Mail/Local Folders Dir
* Rename it - without any file extension
Open Mozilla Mail and navigate to "Local Folders" - you should be able
to view the mail - and perhaps can now merge/copy over into your INBOX
or wherever you like
To import mail from a mail client other than those mentioned above:
From your old mail client, export your mail in standard Unix mail box
(.mbx) format. After the file is saved, remove the file extension if
there is any; for example, if the filename is [oldmail.mbx], change it
to [oldmail] .
The filename of the exported file must not have any special character
such as / or #.
Close Mozilla if you have it running.
Copy the mail box file to the mail/Local Folders directory in your
profile directory (see XXX).
Your old mail should now be accessible from your Local Folders account
in Mozilla Mail & Newsgroups.
read the export section and do the reverse