Importing .mbox email into Entourage 2004

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pragmaticpete, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. pragmaticpete macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2007
    Hi there.
    Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm trying to import a number of .mbox format files into Entourage and I'm encountering some problems. I created the .mbox files with the following process:

    i) Imported 2x .pst files into Outlook 2007 (no problems)
    ii) Imported Outlook 2007 emails into Thunderbird (no problems)
    iii) Renamed the Thunderbird mail files as .mbox (no problems)
    iv) Dragged the .mbox files one by one to Entourage 2004 (imports without error dialog)

    The emails are fine if they're plain text emails. Emails with formatting in them (HTML/XML) are not displayed as rich emails, the markup code is displayed in the email, along with the contents of the email body.

    So, my question: is there a workaround for this problem? I've set Entourage to read and write HTML emails and tried reimporting, same thing.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

  2. justG macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2007
    Orlando, FL, US
    I had the same experience using a different method of exporting/importing, so it's not you. In my case, however, the HTML e-mails weren't important enough to find a solution, so I didn't bother.

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