RE: [hypermail] eudora mbx files

From: Crispen, Bob <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 13:31:27 -0500
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Hi, Seth,

>I'm running hypermail v. 2b25, patchlevel 0. I've got a large
>archive in a Eudora (Win32) mbx file, approx 30MB.

You can tell pretty easily. The kind of mbox file that hypermail uses is a plain text file. If you open up your Eudora .mbx file in a plain text editor (e.g., vim, WordPad) and you see anything that looks like garbage or special characters, then you'll know that Eudora's .mbx format isn't the same as the Unix mbox format that hypermail uses.

If that's the case, then you'll need to see if you can get Eudora to export your messages in a more standard format.

Btw, I took Eudora off my machine about a year ago when I discovered that it was messing with the names of attached files, and I bought another email program called The Bat! which I like lots better. I'm not telling you this to get you to switch email clients, though. I don't care what email program you use.

The reason I'm telling you this is that The Bat! has a free trial version <>, and it will import Eudora files and export Unix mbox-style files. I have used those files exported by The Bat! with hypermail at home, very successfully. So in case you can't get Eudora to export its messages in the proper format, you can get The Bat!, do the conversions, and uninstall it.

It may be that other mail programs will also do the conversions. Like I said, I absolutely am not recommending one email program over another, just letting you know one way to do it in case Eudora comes up short in its ability to export different file formats.

Bob Crispen
Received on Thu 19 Apr 2001 08:34:53 PM GMT

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