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Author Topic: changing email client - old mail goes?  (Read 5002 times)

tomos

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changing email client - old mail goes?
« on: December 07, 2006, 02:41:34 AM »
I downloaded DreamMail the other day, installed it yesterday.
Seems much nicer than Thunderbird (the only email client I've ever used !)

But I've realised two things -
1) I dont seem to be able to export my mail from Tbird/ import Tbird mail to DreamMail
2) it doesnt seem to be possible to export my mail from DreamMail

Am I missing something here (often the case  :D  but here too .. ?? )

Bit of a catch 22 if thats how it is.

Not happy with current, & cant take my mail with me
&
dont want to change to a client that I cant change from (that make sense?)


What do other people do in this situation - multiple choice:
A) find a client that can export ?
or
b) pray youre gonna love that new programme for ever
or
C) give up to a certain extent on all your old mail & make a fresh start (possible - not a bad idea actually but could be messy too - two programmes with mail to search if looking for something)

I remember reading in some thread Carol saying that she backed up mail by the year, december now ...
Tom

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Re: changing email client - old mail goes?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 04:35:59 AM »
Another possibility is multi-format e-mail archive programs like
Aid4Mail by Fookes Software
and
ForKeeps Message Archiver
but of course it depends on whether they support your particular format - and new/unusual clients probably won't be...



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Re: changing email client - old mail goes?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006, 10:31:57 AM »
thanks rj (belated)

Aid4mail looks good - seems to be able to export mail from DreamMail

I'm still not sure whether to - or not to (move email client ..)
Tom