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quad
Aug 23, 2006, 01:50 PM
Hiya

Before I bought a mac last year I made a short guide which never quite got finished. Is described how to convert mail archives from 'Microsoft Mail for Macintosh' v3 which was around in about 1996 on MacOS 7.

I had an entire archive of these mails, many thousands, and I couldn't find anywhere on the web a reference to the client, let alone a guide to use the archives. So with a bit of trial and error I managed to extract the mails from the text based archives into something modern. The guide does describe how to get the mails into Outlook Express for windows, but that shouldn't stop anyone going further, as I know it's trivial to go from there to Thunderbird and then to anywhere.

The question is, I've got these few pages of notes, and I don't know where to place them on the web. Some place with mac / crossplatform / email focus would be best, so I'm up for suggestions. Is macrumors the place? I thought of LowEndMac but their older articles seem to be bad links.

Thanks all

840quadra
Sep 7, 2006, 03:17 PM
I say go for it..

I have been told that it is a WIKI many times by people that take it upon themselves to moderate it.

I would assume that if you post it, even in the wrong place on the guides, it will be moved, edited, or deleted if it doesn't fit.

To me, it sounds like helpful information!

quad
Sep 11, 2006, 12:51 PM
Well thanks for the support.

I'll definitely post it up, it'll just take some days to tweak it here and there.

Wiki contributing is something completely new to me!

quad
Oct 9, 2007, 06:42 AM
It took me a while, but I've posted the guide as a wiki article in the guides section.

Feel free to re-locate or edit, or even send comments to the best location for it.

http://guides.macrumors.com/Conversion_of_Legacy_MSMacMail_Archives

Format may still need a tweak as it was edited last in google docs.

Cheers

Quad

Eraserhead
Oct 10, 2007, 11:13 AM
The only problem is that the entire operation seems to be carried out using Windows programs from a classic Mac and the Mac Guides are designed primarily for Mac OS X. So having the guide to go from Classic Mac OS to Mac OS X would be a sensible addition.

quad
Oct 15, 2007, 05:42 PM
Point taken, its definitely windows centric. I started it 2 years ago, before I bought my iBook G4. Got shelved for a long time!

I'll have a look around version tracker for Mac OS X apps that can do the same steps. Of course the target should be Thunderbird or Mail. I'll do a bit of digging and see if I can come up with a solution.

Cheers

Quad

docepares
Jan 18, 2008, 02:33 AM
Hiya

Before I bought a mac last year I made a short guide which never quite got finished. Is described how to convert mail archives from 'Microsoft Mail for Macintosh' v3 which was around in about 1996 on MacOS 7.

I had an entire archive of these mails, many thousands, and I couldn't find anywhere on the web a reference to the client, let alone a guide to use the archives. So with a bit of trial and error I managed to extract the mails from the text based archives into something modern. The guide does describe how to get the mails into Outlook Express for windows, but that shouldn't stop anyone going further, as I know it's trivial to go from there to Thunderbird and then to anywhere.

The question is, I've got these few pages of notes, and I don't know where to place them on the web. Some place with mac / crossplatform / email focus would be best, so I'm up for suggestions. Is macrumors the place? I thought of LowEndMac but their older articles seem to be bad links.

Thanks all

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