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Import Outlook PST files into Eudora OSE?
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j***@gmail.com
2013-03-06 21:49:31 UTC
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I have some Outlook PST files from my work computer and I'd like to import them into Eudora OSE so I can access these emails using Eudora. But OSE complains that Outlook is not the default mail app. Isn't that a bit ridiculous? Does it really expect me to install Outlook on this PC and switch the default mail app TWICE?

2nd problem is that I'm concerned that OSE hasn't had an update in a long time and seems to be a little flaky on Windows 8. Can I convert from OSE to straight Thunderbird and, if so, how? Can TB handle multiple email addresses in a single window like Eudora OSE?
Dennis Lee Bieber
2013-03-06 23:47:55 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
I have some Outlook PST files from my work computer and I'd like to import them into Eudora OSE so I can access these emails using Eudora. But OSE complains that Outlook is not the default mail app. Isn't that a bit ridiculous? Does it really expect me to install Outlook on this PC and switch the default mail app TWICE?
I suspect it needs to run Outlook in order to open the PST files
(which are not just email -- they can hold contacts, tasks, and calendar
data too). Even if you don't see an Outlook window it wants to send
commands to the Outlook process to retrieve each message and pass the
contents over.
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John H Meyers
2013-03-07 09:10:00 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
I have some Outlook PST files from my work computer
and I'd like to import them into Eudora OSE,
But OSE complains that Outlook is not the default mail app.
Specifically:

"Either there is no default mail client
or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request.
Please run Microsoft Outlook
and set it as the default mail client."
Post by j***@gmail.com
Isn't that a bit ridiculous?
Does it really expect me to install Outlook on this PC
and switch the default mail app TWICE?
The most "ridiculous" part of the cause of this problem
is Microsoft's original design of MAPI, plus the apparent
reliance upon MAPI by Thunderbird, which is what OSE is
a special version of.

Choose your best option:

o Beat your head against the wall.
o Complain about it in forums (don't forget Microsoft forums :)
o Don't import.
o Figure out some other way to import.
o Do whatever has to be done to permit a direct import by Thunderbird.

Quotes and references: (am I the only person who knows how to use Google?)

"Thunderbird requires that a compatible version of Outlook
be installed on the machine being used to import Microsoft outlook data.
Microsoft Outlook stores data in .pst files, which is a proprietary format.
Thunderbird does not understand that format, nor does it know that .pst files even exist.
So there is no Thunderbird import command
that lets you browse to the location of a .pst file,
nor can it import data if Outlook is not installed.
Normally you import by setting Outlook as the default email client,
and then use Tools -> Import -> Mail within Thunderbird.
This method uses SimpleMAPI calls to Outlook, and Outlook accesses
the contents of the personal folders (.pst) file"
<http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_.pst_files>

"In order to import messages from Outlook to Thunderbird,
Outlook must be the default mail client"
<https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/switching-thunderbird#w_switching-from-outlook-2007-to-thunderbird>

Note that A 60 day trial version of Outlook 2010 (or of Office Professional,
including Outlook) may be available from Microsoft, for computers that do not
already have either package installed, or that the import may be performed
on a computer already having Outlook installed.

Look under the "Windows" heading in the above-referenced Mozillazine article
for various potential alternative strategies and programs.

Now that we know "you can't get there from here" using Thunderbird,
it must be amazing that _original_ Eudora _is_ able
to simply be pointed to a PST file and then import from it!

By the way, most reports say that even _original_ Eudora (e.g. version 7.1)
still works on Intel-based Windows 8, FWIW.
Post by j***@gmail.com
2nd problem is that I'm concerned that OSE hasn't had an update in a long time
and seems to be a little flaky on Windows 8.
Can I convert from OSE to straight Thunderbird and, if so, how?
Unless a future version of Thunderbird changes the user data storage format,
no "conversion" is necessary -- OSE was apparently quietly abandoned
after its official first release (1.0), equivalent to Thunderbird 3.0.4,
and the current Thunderbird is simply a later version of the same software,
using the same files within the same kind of TB/OSE "profile"
(a "profile" is a single folder containing all related user files,
similar to original Eudora's "Data directory")

Therefore, when you install Thunderbird, it should automatically
find and use the files left in place by OSE, or the TB/OSE profile folder
which you may have transferred from one computer to another.
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Can TB handle multiple email addresses in a single window like Eudora OSE?
Yes, since there has been no fundamental change to TB/OSE architecture during this period.

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j***@gmail.com
2017-07-14 10:03:24 UTC
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d***@gmail.com
2018-02-20 12:39:55 UTC
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