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    From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.0/Outlook2003)

    Guess what: our IT department planned a migration to Outlook 2003... and Mozilla mail/Thunderbird won't be allowed anymore.
    I suppose I'll loose all my tags... so consider creating a number of subfolders ..._Blue, ..._Red etc and sort there the 'to do', 'important', etc mails in... so I can easily tag them 'back' afterwards...
    Any other issues I should worry about or prepare myself for?
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    Re: From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.

    Outlook has no option to import from Thunderbird, and Thunderbird does not have an export feature that allows you to export mail into a format that Outlook understands.

    For a method of getting your mail from Thunderbird to Outlook see http://www.broobles.com/imapsize/th2outlook.php
    For other methods see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Export_mail_into...)_or_Apple_Mail

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    Re: From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.

    FYI... So far, the migration (included a migration from an IMAP to an exchange server) has been successful.
    What I needed to work around:
    - redefining filters/rules rules and warnings: cumbersome! TB let you write your own. OL offers a wizard with off course less options,...
    - you can't close a message opened in a seperate window with CTRL+W;
    - each time you select a(nother) folder, it shows the first mail in the preview pane and marks it 'read'... while I rather like to limit distractions and decide for myself when I'll read which messages (and hence have them marked unread)... This default preview pane setting - has to be set (off) manually for each folder. Fortunately, using Options - Other - Preview Pane) you can keep your messages 'Unread' if they're only shown in the Preview pane... (or 'read' only after X seconds - but that was no solution in my case).
    - you can't hide the favourite folders pane - but fortunately you can minimize it.
    - no ability to define your own tags (now 'categories') and assign several to the same message
    - no quick search text box (TB right upper corner);

    Nice:
    - having several accounts opened at the same time in the left pane, presented as folders one below the other (hadn't figured out yet if & how that can be done in TB)

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    Re: From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.0/Outlook2003)

    May be too late to be of use, but see some of the information <!profile=AlanMiller>AlanMiller<!/profile> has in <!post=this thread,624,017>this thread<!/post>.
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    Re: From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.

    (lol) thanks for the tips and invitation - see you around [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.

    >redefining filters/rules rules and warnings: cumbersome! TB let you write your own. OL offers a wizard with off course less options...

    True, these 'abilities' in Outlook are dumbed down, but getting into some of the advanced and SQL tabs can help with searches/filters, and Rules can be extended by VBA using the "Run a script' option - there are some examples in the Outlook Forum

    > each time you select a(nother) folder, it shows the first mail in the preview pane and marks it 'read'

    There's a difference in Outlook between AutoPreview and Reading Pane - I prefer to turn off Preview Pane (which also operates on Calendar items), and use Reading Pane - options for these items are under View. I thought that Tools | Options | Other | Reading Pane, clear the second checkbox should fix your problem - but perhaps not if you are using AutoPreview.

    >This default preview pane setting - has to be set (off) manually for each folder

    If you change this via View | Arrange By | Current | Customize Current | Other settings, AutoPreview section of the dialog | Apply, it should be propagated to all folders using this View. (Certain setting changes will propagated to the current folder and all subfolders, and new folders will inherit parent settings - it's sometime hard to figure out what will happen in Outlook.)

    Fear not, you'll find plenty of other Outlook Annoyances! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> So come over to the Outlook Forum and complain.
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    Re: From Thunderbird/Mozilla to Outlook 2003 (TB2.

    <hr>- you can't close a message opened in a seperate window with CTRL+W;<hr>
    OK - shame on me - this one shouldn't have been so hard: 'ESC' does the trick <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>
    Thanks to: Windows, Browser & Outlook shortcuts (pdf)

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