[thechat] eudora/mac challenge

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Jul 11 18:46:43 CDT 2003

Bob wrote:
> Erika Meyer said:
>> at the same time, i want to clean out my in and out boxes and start
>> with a clean slate when i get os x going...
>> i was thinking, there must be some way for me to upload my mail via  
>> ftp
>> and store it on a server somewhere as a text file or something  like
>> that.
>> is that possible.   how do i turn my in or out boxes into text files  
>> or
>> is there another way.
> One of the best things about Eudora is that it uses the standard mbox
> format - which is flat text. There are .idx files, which are the 
> indeces,
> and mbox files, which are the actual mail box files. Just keep the mbox
> files, and you're golden.

fwiw, Apple Mail (the default mail client in OSX) handles mbox files 
very nicely (maildir too for that matter), so getting at them 
afterwards should be simple.


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