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  1. Jarmo 19 posts
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    The local mail storage format of Evolution has been Maildir since Evolution 3.0

    Also, Evolution is capable of importing Outlook .pst -files directly. Even though iy uses maildir, it is also capable of importing messages in mbox-format. This might be a good way for Linux users to import Outlook mail to Thunderbird

    The local mail storage format of Evolution has been Maildir since Evolution 3.0 Also, Evolution is capable of importing Outlook .pst -files directly. Even though iy uses maildir, it is also capable of importing messages in mbox-format. This might be a good way for Linux users to import Outlook mail to Thunderbird
  2. MozGianluc 0 posts
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    Hi there!

    As reported in bug 1175055, Outlook and Eudora import wizard is broken since version 38.

    For the time being, the only solution available seems to be downgrading to version 31.8 (latest version working), doing the import and then upgrading again to the latest version of Thunderbird via the built-in update mechanism (source).

    I guess that the article should take account of the current situation.

    Hi there! As reported in [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1175055 bug 1175055], Outlook and Eudora import wizard is broken since version 38. For the time being, the only solution available seems to be downgrading to version 31.8 (latest version working), doing the import and then upgrading again to the latest version of Thunderbird via the built-in update mechanism ([https://support.mozilla.org/it/questions/1090457#answer-797958 source]). I guess that the article should take account of the current situation.
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  3. Chris Ilias 1953 posts
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    I've added a "Needs change" flag to this article.

    I've added a "Needs change" flag to this article.
  4. Michele Rodaro 298 posts
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    Thanks Chris! ;-)
    Any news?

    Thanks Chris! ;-) <br>Any news?
  5. Wayne Mery 34 posts
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    Michele Rodaro said

    Thanks Chris! ;-)
    Any news?

    Yes, several big edits have been made - the most recent is https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switching-thunderbird/revision/125725. But tHere is more work to be done.

    Note, the registry edits are based on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=917961#c13

    ''Michele Rodaro [[#post-13709|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks Chris! ;-) <br>Any news? </blockquote> Yes, several big edits have been made - the most recent is https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switching-thunderbird/revision/125725. But tHere is more work to be done. Note, the registry edits are based on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=917961#c13
  6. Chris Ilias 1953 posts
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    Is there a way we can host a reg file, instead of telling users to create one?

    Is there a way we can host a reg file, instead of telling users to create one?
  7. Wayne Mery 34 posts
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    If there is, someone else is welcome to do it.  :)

    If there is, someone else is welcome to do it. :)
  8. Chris Ilias 1953 posts
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    I don't think there's a rule about registry edits in the KB, but I'm extremely hesitant to approve that edit. Does it really need to be there?

    I don't think there's a rule about registry edits in the KB, but I'm extremely hesitant to approve that edit. Does it really need to be there?
  9. Wayne Mery 34 posts
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    Chris Ilias said

    I don't think there's a rule about registry edits in the KB, but I'm extremely hesitant to approve that edit. Does it really need to be there?

    If you are asking whether the registry entiry is required to do the job, the answer is yes. If you are asking whether it should be hosted somewhere else, I have no idea but IMO doing so would add unecessary complexity and I'm not planning to use my time to investigate doing it.

    ''Chris Ilias [[#post-13984|said]]'' <blockquote> I don't think there's a rule about registry edits in the KB, but I'm extremely hesitant to approve that edit. Does it really need to be there? </blockquote> If you are asking whether the registry entiry is required to do the job, the answer is yes. If you are asking whether it should be hosted somewhere else, I have no idea but IMO doing so would add unecessary complexity and I'm not planning to use my time to investigate doing it.
  10. Chris Ilias 1953 posts
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    What I mean is: Is the advice too dangerous?

    What I mean is: Is the advice too dangerous?
  11. Tonnes 60 posts
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    - The article is a bit techy, but it’s not uncommon for TB articles.

    - Hosting a registry file would be kind of new. I think it will suffice to let users copy and paste the content here and create one themselves - most users capable of understanding the issue (often more advanced users if they still use Eudora) will also be capable of doing so, and the link to MS instructions is clear enough.

    - I’d rather not see “the wizard is broken” since the change was intentional, so e.g. “has become obsolete” or just “was removed from Thunderbird” might be better.

    Edit: - According to bug 1243498 It seems that only the Eudora import feature was removed in TB 48, not 38/45? Furthermore, I see no evidence from an Outlook import disappearing, Outlook Express still seems to work in 45, and although Eudora and outlook are grayed out due to their absence on a system using 45, they are still present. Can anyone clarify and fix the current instructions if needed?

    - The article is a bit techy, but it’s not uncommon for TB articles. - Hosting a registry file would be kind of new. I think it will suffice to let users copy and paste the content here and create one themselves - most users capable of understanding the issue (often more advanced users if they still use Eudora) will also be capable of doing so, and the link to MS instructions is clear enough. - I’d rather not see “the wizard is broken” since the change was intentional, so e.g. “has become obsolete” or just “was removed from Thunderbird” might be better. Edit: - According to [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1243498 bug 1243498] It seems that only the Eudora import feature was removed in TB 48, not 38/45? Furthermore, I see no evidence from an Outlook import disappearing, Outlook ''Express'' still seems to work in 45, and although Eudora and outlook are grayed out due to their absence on a system using 45, they are still present. Can anyone clarify and fix the current instructions if needed?
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  12. Wayne Mery 34 posts
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    Chris Ilias said

    What I mean is: Is the advice too dangerous?

    no

    Tonnes said

    - The article is a bit techy, but it’s not uncommon for TB articles. - Hosting a registry file would be kind of new. I think it will suffice to let users copy and paste the content here and create one themselves - most users capable of understanding the issue (often more advanced users if they still use Eudora) will also be capable of doing so, and the link to MS instructions is clear enough. ... Edit: - According to bug 1243498 It seems that only the Eudora import feature was removed in TB 48, not 38/45? Furthermore, I see no evidence from an Outlook import disappearing, Outlook Express still seems to work in 45, and although Eudora and outlook are grayed out due to their absence on a system using 45, they are still present. Can anyone clarify and fix the current instructions if needed?

    Someone else will have to clarify.

    Regarding hosting a file vs copy/paste - either works. Someone just pick one.

    ''Chris Ilias [[#post-13997|said]]'' <blockquote> What I mean is: Is the advice too dangerous? </blockquote> no ''Tonnes [[#post-14000|said]]'' <blockquote> - The article is a bit techy, but it’s not uncommon for TB articles. - Hosting a registry file would be kind of new. I think it will suffice to let users copy and paste the content here and create one themselves - most users capable of understanding the issue (often more advanced users if they still use Eudora) will also be capable of doing so, and the link to MS instructions is clear enough. ... Edit: - According to [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1243498 bug 1243498] It seems that only the Eudora import feature was removed in TB 48, not 38/45? Furthermore, I see no evidence from an Outlook import disappearing, Outlook ''Express'' still seems to work in 45, and although Eudora and outlook are grayed out due to their absence on a system using 45, they are still present. Can anyone clarify and fix the current instructions if needed? </blockquote> Someone else will have to clarify. Regarding hosting a file vs copy/paste - either works. Someone just pick one.
  13. Underpass 705 posts
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    Hello, are you going to approve the edits in a while?

    Hello, are you going to approve the edits in a while?