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Can anyone tell me how to migrate all the mail from the Tiger mailboxes to simple mbox format. I cannot tell you how painful it is to work on this application, which moves slower than Yugo. $129 for this piece of garbage! Help someone please?

Can anyone tell me how to migrate all the mail from the Tiger mailboxes to simple mbox format. I cannot tell you how painful it is to work on this application, which moves slower than Yugo. $129 for this piece of garbage! Help someone please?

By Om Malik

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  1. I migrated to Tiger a few weeks back and have found ical and Mail unuseable. I migrated back to Entourage…spotlight is cool, but that’s the only redeeming feature of the latest version as far as I can tell.

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  2. What’s running so slow? I’ve got a few pretty big mailboxes and Mail.app on Tiger works fine…

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  3. I haven’t installed Tiger yet, but I wonder if “cat * > mbox” would work.

    I use IMAP (with my own server), so my mail is never under the control of one client. When Mail.app on my TiBook choked, I just fired up Thunderbird. (aka “giving Mail.app the bird”)

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  4. Michael Sykes Friday, June 17, 2005

    Mail Scripts seems to have what you are looking for:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16217

    It promises a script which will:

    “Archive Messages (Mail): Move messages from the selected mailbox(es) to an archive mailbox or export them to standard mbox or plain text files for backup purposes or import into other applications. You can select to move all messages or only messages sent within or certain period as well filter messages based on their read and flagged status.”

    No experience with this whatsoever, it was the #2 hit on a google search for “tiger mail mbox export”

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  5. I’m using Mail.app 2.0 on my 867Mhz 12″ PB G4 and with 32 different folders totalling 33,000 messages the app seems to run just fine for me. However I am doing all my email via POP3 and not IMAP (IMAP is the devil) so that might be the issue.

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  6. i think it is clear at this point i need to switch to thunderbird. the smart folders aside, the mail.app is slow and is basically making life quite difficult for me so no choice

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  7. Om, you might also want to try out Emailalchemy (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8471). Hope this helps.

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  8. The Apple Tiger

    Apple computer released its new OS, code nameds Tiger. The release focuses mostly on finding files, usable workspaces, and over 200 additional features from the last release.

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