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Import mails in from Entourage - all unread, not flagged and no categories?!

3297 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 22, 2011 6:07 PM by Greg Andresen RSS
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Nov 22, 2011 4:34 PM

I want to switch from MS Entourage 2004 to Apple 4.5 (OS 10.6.8).


I tried to import my e-mails (about 30.000) in from Entourage 2004 and I wonder:


is it normal that all the imported mails are now unread and not flagged?

Is there a way to import them and preserve their status (read/unread and flagged/not flagged)?


Is there a way to also preserve the information of categories used in Entourage 2004?

( does not seem to have a similar feature, would it be possible to write the categories into a spotlight comment or somewhere else?)


Another problem was:

I tried to import the entire database at once, but ended with a lot of empty folders in

So I had to import 13 times some subfolders, because it seems that at a certain point does stop importing and only preserves the empty folder structure)

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 13" 2.16 GHz white '07, 3GB, 500GB


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