[Users] How can I migrate MS-OUTLOOK (2007) PST files to CLAWS format?

Andrej Kacian ticho at claws-mail.org
Thu Mar 15 23:18:03 CET 2018

On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:05:40 -0400
"tanramon" <tanramon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, 
> I'm a new user, and I'm interested in moving to Claws on Windows 7
> (64-bit).

I would suggest using the 32-bit version of Claws Mail, even if your
Windows OS is 64-bit, due to better stability of that version.

> However, I have over 10 years of critical emails which are archived in
> PST format -
> this is the standard for MS-OUTLOOK.
> Is there a tool that can do this migration?  I do not know what mail
> format is used by CLAWS,
> but from what I've been reading on these user forums, it is MH (?).  I
> also read somewhere
> that I must migrate first from PST to MBOX, and then from MBOX to MH.

On Unix-shaped operating systems, there is a nice set of utilities at
http://www.five-ten-sg.com/libpst/, one of which can convert PST
directly to a MH format. No idea about what is available for Windows,

> My other questions concern the mail client/server setup:  I am
> MS-OUTLOOK client, to SMTP/POP3
> server of GMAIL.  I keep all my emails on my PC hard drive in PST
> format.  I delete all my
> INBOX and SENT folders in GMAIL as soon as my OUTLOOK client downloads
> the incoming emails.
> Can Claws work with a GMAIL POP3/SMTP, or does it have a different
> architecture?

Yes, Claws Mail works with Gmail's POP3 and SMTP, or with any other
server supporting these protocols.


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