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    Question How to get Thunderbird emails and outlook express emails into zimbra?

    Having a heck of a time finding anything in the search that can get our emails from either outlook express and thundbird imported into zimbra. What email program can we use to import thunderbird messages and then export them to csv or something so we can get them into zimbra.

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    Use IMAP.

    Create/modify your profile in OE or TB to use IMAP4 against the Zimbra server (instead of POP3 if you were using it), drag and drop, et voila.

    If you use TB, don't forget the /tb switch to the login to avoid the date bug.

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    Are you talking about local 'offline' folders? If you are then you can copy them with TB can't you? Does this post help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Are you talking about local 'offline' folders? If you are then you can copy them with TB can't you? Does this post help?
    Yes Im talking about offline files that have been downloaded with pop3 onto local computer. Ok I checked out that post. So when you say I can copy them with thunderbird. What do you mean? they are in the standard plain text format of mbox right. I can just copy that over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfear24 View Post
    Yes Im talking about offline files that have been downloaded with pop3 onto local computer. Ok I checked out that post. So when you say I can copy them with thunderbird. What do you mean? they are in the standard plain text format of mbox right. I can just copy that over?
    Thanks
    By the way, be careful with Thunderbird.
    If you copy message stored in your local folders to Zimbra server via IMAP and you use Thunderbird 1.5.x or older, you will loose ALL YOUR MAIL DATES.

    I recommend using Thunderbird 2.0beta1 or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inigoml View Post
    By the way, be careful with Thunderbird.
    If you copy message stored in your local folders to Zimbra server via IMAP and you use Thunderbird 1.5.x or older, you will loose ALL YOUR MAIL DATES.

    I recommend using Thunderbird 2.0beta1 or later.
    Ok I will give thundbird 2.0beta1 a go and copy via imap and see how things go.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by inigoml View Post
    By the way, be careful with Thunderbird.
    If you copy message stored in your local folders to Zimbra server via IMAP and you use Thunderbird 1.5.x or older, you will loose ALL YOUR MAIL DATES.

    I recommend using Thunderbird 2.0beta1 or later.
    Ok I setup my imap account in thunderbird 2.0 and when I copy any message over via IMAP to my zimbra server but when I get the new mail on my zimbra server it shows the time I received as now. Will it have to be that way or should it have changed the time received to what it originally was on my thunderbird.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfear24 View Post
    Ok I setup my imap account in thunderbird 2.0 and when I copy any message over via IMAP to my zimbra server but when I get the new mail on my zimbra server it shows the time I received as now. Will it have to be that way or should it have changed the time received to what it originally was on my thunderbird.
    thanks
    This is the bug that was fixed (or supposed to be fixed) in Tb 2.0. I tested time ago with Thunderbird 3.0alpha, and the problem disappeared. I figured it had been fixed in 2.0beta1.
    There for your user account to fix this via zimbra. Is something like login like "username/tb" or so. Search forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfear24 View Post
    Ok I setup my imap account in thunderbird 2.0 and thanks
    Take a look at this:
    IMAP Sync and "received" date

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    Quote Originally Posted by inigoml View Post
    Take a look at this:
    IMAP Sync and "received" date
    Yep adding the /tb after the user login name fixed things.

    Thanks for your help.

    Nick

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