Thunderbird Migration Bugday on Tuesday

Friday August 6th, 2004

Asa Dotzler writes: "The Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client is swiftly approaching its 1.0 release, currently planned to coincide with Firefox 1.0. In order to ensure that all those happy new Thunderbird users have a great experience migrating, we're holding a special Thunderbird Migration Bonanza party all day long on Tuesday.

"Bring your Outlook, Eudora, Mozilla, Outlook Express, and Communicator e-mail clients with you and join us on IRC for a day of testing the Thunderbird migration features. The goal is to get as many testing migrations performed on as many clients and as many operating systems as possible and to discuss and record all the problems in Bugzilla.

"With your help, we can ensure that mail, account settings, and address books migration and import are all in tip-top shape for the big 1.0 release coming up. I also expect that some of you doing this migration test will see how wonderful Thunderbird is and won't want to go back to your old clients, so please join us on Tuesday on the IRC server, channel #mozillazine for this special BugDay and we'll have a great time getting new users set up and migrated to Thunderbird. For those that aren't ready to make the leap, you can help us with some testing, trash it all when you're done and know that you helped make the Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird 1.0 release duo the best thing to happen to the Internet in years!"

#59 Migration from Outlook Address Book

by rolf_mueller

Tuesday August 10th, 2004 11:44 PM

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I am about to migrate from Outlook to TB. My environment is a IMAP server and a couple of clients around it. The address book is the issue, not the mails. Up to know, I keep the addresses in one .pst file, which is stored in a central repository (Subclipse), hence I can replicate the addresses to all clients. With TB the address book is pretty in-transparent. What files does an address book relate to? Where are they stored? How does it work with multiple users on one PC? Also, the migration from Outlook Address Books into TB, even though it works fine, is a mystery to me. It is doing something, and after a while, it created the all the address books I had in Outlook for all users. Why isn't there a step in between, where I select a .pst file, and the migration program then migrates exactly the entries in that particular .pst file? My other option is to set up a LDAP server besides my IMAP server... Has anyone done that using Outlook and TB as clients?