View Full Version : Transfering emails from WinXP to OSX

14th October 2005, 09:05 AM
Getting rid of Wintel (XP) finally and am awaiting a G5 and powerbook soon. (IRC members will know my rant on this)

Anyway all of my emails and contact are in Outlook Express on XP Pro. Can these by transferred/exported to whatever the Mac uses? I understand OSX comes with OE but also its own mail program. If I find Apple's own mail program is better, can I transfer over from say OE (XP) to OE (OSX) to Apple's own?

Also if I can export them what would I save them under e.g. any particular file type.

14th October 2005, 09:09 AM
When you export save them as mbox format, then Apple Mail can read them no problem.

As to conversion, google a mail program for Windows called "The Bat" as its come up before in previous threads (which would be seen by searching your question).

PS. That joke you posted on irc was a waste of space ;)

14th October 2005, 09:56 AM
err.. do you still want my punch line?

NB Thanks for the tip

The Fluffy Duck
14th October 2005, 11:24 AM
Im interested now what was the joke?

14th October 2005, 11:33 AM
Okay here it is
On the first day, God created the dog and said: "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone
who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."
The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."
The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?"

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: "You must go into the field with the farmer all day
long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."
The cow said: "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said: "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
But man said: "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years
we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There you go.

14th October 2005, 11:49 AM
Life I said, waste of space (let alone time)

Oh did I mention OFF TOPIC?