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Linux email clients (thunderbird, evolution, kmail) cannot open Outlook .msg files natively. A solution exists in a Perl script that converts .msg files to .msg.mime files in RFC822 format.

To run in Ubuntu, first install libyaml-perl, then run:

perl -MCPAN -e 'install("Email::Outlook::Message")'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install("Email::LocalDelivery")'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install("Getopt::Long")'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install("Pod::Usage")'
perl -MCPAN -e 'install("File::Basename")'

then download the msgconvert.pl script and run it on each of the .msg files.

Thunderbird then successfully opens them.

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Written by azimout

17/07/2009 at 18:30

Posted in Problems

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