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Author/Date problem with importing mails from outlook..
29/03/2003 11:52am
There seems to be some bug in the import-function, when importing mails from Outlook XP. Is crashes everytime I try.
it says:
Unhandled Exception
Code: c0000005

Call stack:
00440037: C:Programscribe-win32Scribe.exe Offset: 0x3FFB (Mail::LoadFromFile)
10014648: C:Programscribe-win32Lgi.dll Offset: 0x1F0 (GWindow::OnEvent)
004085FF: C:Programscribe-win32Scribe.exe Offset: 0x5EF (ScribeWnd::OnEvent)
100111E9: C:Programscribe-win32Lgi.dll Offset: 0x4D (GWin32Class::Redir)
77D57AD7: C:WINDOWSsystem32USER32.dll Offset: 0x57 (SetWindowPlacement)
0040B73C: C:Programscribe-win32Scribe.exe Offset: 0x3E0 (ScribeWnd::MailMerge)
77E814C7: C:WINDOWSsystem32kernel32.dll Offset: 0x44 (GetCurrentDirectoryW)

Should I try to first export the mails to outlook express, and the into scribe? anyone with a solution for this problem?
30/03/2003 12:26am
One fairly safe way of doing it is, export the email to files and then drop them into a folder in Scribe.

The outlook file format is not completely known, so when it crashes it's some quirk in the format. M$ doesn't publish the format.
30/03/2003 2:38am
I have the same problem. Exporting from Outlook to mail is not so accurate, because you lost attachments, mail formating etc. After some testing there is a solution :
- export your mails to Personal folder (PST) files in Outlook
- install Mozilla
- import PST to Mozilla
- export from Mozilla to MBOX
- import to Scribe

All mails are there and everything works.

Have a nice day

Svatopluk Vit
Czech republic
30/03/2003 4:32pm
Sorry I was confused between Outlook Express and Outlook.

If Mozilla has a .PST importer and being open source... it should be possible to find out the format of the PST file by looking into the source of Mozilla.


There is another way of importing Outlook messages, drag and drop them into a Scribe folder. A recent feature, so get the latest.