Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Linux, Unix › How to import Outlook express files (.dbx) to Linux Email clients
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to import Outlook express files (.dbx) to Linux Email clients

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
My story on why I'm doing this is at my blog, but I'm just going to put down the directions.

Requirements:

Wine (I did this with Wine 1.0.1)
DbxConv (at the time of writing, this is version 1.3.3)
.dbx files
Email Client (Evolution and Thunderbird were tested)

First things first. Wine

Code:
sudo apt-get install wine
For *buntu and Debian people.
Code:
pacman -Syu wine
For Archers

Now download the DbxConv.zip from the link above and extract it somewhere (I just did it in ~/Downloads/dbxconv)

Copy your .dbx files into the same directory. On Windows, these files can be found at
Code:
C:\\Documents and Settings\\[Your user name]\\Application Data\\Identities\\{Randome numbers}\\Microsoft\\Outlook Express
Now, open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and type in

Code:
wineconsole cmd
That should bring up a DOS box.

CHDIR into the folder you extracted the dbxconv tool in

Code:
CHDIR Dowloads\\dbxconv
Now run the program

Code:
dbxconv.exe *.dbx
Like magic, it converts the .dbx files into .mbx files.

Now in your email client of choice, use the import function and viola!

I know I usually include pictures, but it's late here. I might get around to it tomorrow.
Damit
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 Black MSI 790FX-GD70 Asus ATI 5850 4x2 GBs RipJaw DDR3 1066 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 500 GB WD Black Lite-On Blue Ray, Samsung DVD Arch Linux/Ubuntu 10.04 25.5" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
PS2 by Compaq 750 Watt COOLER MASTER Elite RC-332-KKN1-GP Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Custom 
  hide details  
Reply
Damit
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 Black MSI 790FX-GD70 Asus ATI 5850 4x2 GBs RipJaw DDR3 1066 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 500 GB WD Black Lite-On Blue Ray, Samsung DVD Arch Linux/Ubuntu 10.04 25.5" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
PS2 by Compaq 750 Watt COOLER MASTER Elite RC-332-KKN1-GP Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Custom 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Added to The Linux FAQ Directory, Thanks!
Nova II
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-750 Lynnfield @ 4.31Ghz Stable ASUS P7P55D Deluxe XFX 9800 GTX+ / GTS 250 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
300GB WD SATA + 360GB Slot Loader DL/DVD Burner Ubuntu 9.10 x64, Win 7 Business x64 700W 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ Black Ice SR1 360 Rad 
  hide details  
Reply
Nova II
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-750 Lynnfield @ 4.31Ghz Stable ASUS P7P55D Deluxe XFX 9800 GTX+ / GTS 250 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
300GB WD SATA + 360GB Slot Loader DL/DVD Burner Ubuntu 9.10 x64, Win 7 Business x64 700W 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ Black Ice SR1 360 Rad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
No, thank you sir.
Damit
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 Black MSI 790FX-GD70 Asus ATI 5850 4x2 GBs RipJaw DDR3 1066 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 500 GB WD Black Lite-On Blue Ray, Samsung DVD Arch Linux/Ubuntu 10.04 25.5" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
PS2 by Compaq 750 Watt COOLER MASTER Elite RC-332-KKN1-GP Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Custom 
  hide details  
Reply
Damit
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 965 Black MSI 790FX-GD70 Asus ATI 5850 4x2 GBs RipJaw DDR3 1066 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 500 GB WD Black Lite-On Blue Ray, Samsung DVD Arch Linux/Ubuntu 10.04 25.5" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
PS2 by Compaq 750 Watt COOLER MASTER Elite RC-332-KKN1-GP Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Custom 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
worked great for me, thanks!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Linux, Unix
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Linux, Unix › How to import Outlook express files (.dbx) to Linux Email clients