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Moving Outlook email to MacBook

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How do I transfer old Outlook Express 5 email from my iMac OS9.2 to my Macbook so that it's readable?

Thanks.
iMAC, Mac OS 9.2.x
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Nov 22, 2010 11:12 AM (in response to hmdavis)
    Which OS are you using on your MB?





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  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Nov 23, 2010 8:16 AM (in response to hmdavis)
    Microsoft’s last update to Outlook Express for Mac was in 2002. OE v5.x runs only on Mac OS 9 and on *Mac OS X systems that can still run Mac OS 9 programs.* If your Macbook cannot run both OSes you will need to visit Microsoft's website to see if there is a work-a-round since it's their product.



    Microsoft announced last summer that the next version of its Mac Office software (scheduled to arrive by the end of this year), will include a version of Outlook written specifically for Mac OS X.





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  • Simon Teale Level 5 Level 5 (4,680 points)
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    Nov 23, 2010 2:24 PM (in response to hmdavis)
    And which Mail software are you planning to use in OSX 10.5.8 ?

    OS X Mail ?
    Thunderbird ?
    Entourage ? Outlook ?

    Entourage 2004 or 2008 can import from Outlook Express v5 (and an enormus number of other formats). Even the demo version of Office could be used to get them into a mail database on OS X. Then you have 30 days to work out how to get the stuff into your target Mail application.

    It'll certainly be do-able, perhaps going via Thunderbird, it all depends on your preferred mail app, if it can't import from anything, then you're between a rock and a hard place.
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