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Robertcz
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Join date : 2020-05-13

Importing huge Eudora mailboxes Empty Importing huge Eudora mailboxes

on Sun May 24, 2020 9:32 am
Hi Brana,
I have imported a lot of my mailboxes, but some of the large ones I had to kill the process because they never seemed to finish and I had no idea if anything was happening in spite of the progress bar showing (but showing same message subject for a long time).

I have broken down my large mailboxes into smaller ones. One mailbox that had 70,000 messages in it has now been broken down into multiple smaller ones, by year. However, even the smaller ones are still quite big - I have one at around 11500+ messages.

Judging by past experience, the import will likely take well over 24 hours. The I have about 30 more mailboxes of 5000 or so, so that will take a long time.

So my question:
Is it possible, if I had a mailbox in Pandora format, to just "mount it" i.e. stick it into the folder, so that Pandora would recognise it at the next run? I don't seem to see any files anywhere which contain a list of mailboxes - looks like they are listed when needed (possibly cached during an instance of the app running?). If I can just mount rather than importing, what format are ".mbc" files in?  I understand Eudora .mbx format sort of from the rough documentation around the traps, so would love to write my own perl code which I could run to translate multiple mailboxes in parallel.

If this is possible, i am happy to make the code available to you. This does, of course, mean that I have to write neat documented perl code instead of quick and dirty, but hey, if you can use this for a bulk importing feature for other people, then it is all for the good. (Also happy for you to have any of my low-value IP I put into this LOL).

Robert
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