ambertone wrote:It will do it when installing TB in Windows but on Mint it assumes there is no OE on the OS to import from?
Yes. Because it's pointless: There is no "Outlook" or "Outlook Express" for Linux.
I suggest this:
- install ThunderBird in Windows
- make precise
notes where exactly
ThunderBird puts your settings!! The folder name might be something like C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Applications\Mozilla\ThunderBird\Profiles\default ...
=> your mileage may vary!
- Tell ThunderBird in Windows to import your Outlook Express stuff
- check again that the folder you found above has now plenty of entries ... that would suggest that you really really found the right folder!
- Quit Windows, boot into Linux
- Under Linux your ThunderBird settings should be in a folder with the name ".thunderbird
" or ".mozilla-thunderbird
And now, mount your Windows drive and copy the files and folders from the Windows location to the right Linux location in ~/.mozilla-thunderbird
... Voila. When you open ThunderBird in Linux it should have all your Outlook Express mails now.