Convert pst to mbox

I was helping a friend migrate from Windows to Linux. I tried to install Outlook 2003 in Wine. It installed without problems, was able to read his original pst file, but when trying to create an email account so he could begin sending and receiving his emails, the screen was blank. The next issue was bringing in all his emails from Outlook 2003 to Thunderbird 3 so that he could use it. This is where readpst comes in handy. You can use it to convert pst to mbox which you can then copy/paste into your Thunderbird profile.

Install in Debian: sudo aptitude install readpst
Install in Fedora: sudo yum install libpst

Then you run the following command to convert your pst into mbox:

readpst -r Outlook.pst


2 Responses to Convert pst to mbox

  1. Anonymous says:

    thank you, it works for me

  2. Yogita says:

    Why don’t you give a try to Stellar PST to MBOX converter tool. I have used this tool a few months back when i migrated from Outlook to Thunderbird.

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