Today, Email Monday

No work today. Too windy. The Labor Day holiday didn’t factor into it.

Today I tackled the email portion of my Win2000->Gentoo Linux data transition.

I’ve been working happily with Gentoo on this computer since November 2003. But I had yet to move all my data (including old email) from my old machine.

I moved the raw data over yesterday (Sunday). Today I imported one mbox file at a time into Ximian Evolution while I watched Sean Connery battle an asteroid aimed at Earth in Meteor.

To get the data into mbox format for import into Evolution, I first installed Thunderbird on the laptop and used it to convert the email from Outlook Express’ proprietary format into a useful, standard format: mbox.

It’s all in Evolution now (probably 20K+ new but old messages).