Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
I am able to import emails from more than twenty years ago to the Mac Mini. These were previously imported from backup files of a Mac Performa 580CD computer (A computer I used from 1995 to 1998-1999 that had my first computer mouse.). These mid-nineteen ninety emails were on Zip disk backups of the Performa at one point. I had previously imported these email files to my eMac sometime in the late 2000s. Now generally they are all mbox format files, so will open in a variety of email softwares including Linux email clients.
Now my project becomes loading all the emails I have from the past into the Mac Mini Mail software and then exporting them as one big mbox file. I will test with all the old Performa emails in one mbox file first. Then the challenge will be the Outlook Express files from the early 2000s. I believe I have lost most of my late 1990s emails on an old Windows 95 computer that was wiped. These Outlook email files have mostly already been imported into Mac Mail on the eMac, so this may be simple. Then it is simply a matter of importing more recent Outlook files form 2009 to 2017. I may organize these as one year at a time, mbox files.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Finally I moved the copying job from the Dell Vostro which kept over heating to the newer Dell Precision and the files copied over fine and that is done now.
I am now focusing on making a copy of the files on my laptops for a year end back up. I did not actually use a desktop computer at home this past year.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I am working with old email storage on a network drive and using my Dell Vostro to copy the files to a 64GB USB key. These are emails from between 1996 and 2010.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Saturday, January 06, 2018
I canceled an order for a brand new Mac Mini and am trying to find a used Mac to get my email storage more portable.
Friday, January 05, 2018
My old 2006 eMac computer is broken and the monitor seem to be the broken part. The computer will still boot up. With a little direction and encouragement from my brother, I logged into the Apple eMac computer remotely over my home LAN from an Ubuntu Studio laptop. I am now copying the Library/Mail files off to a network drive. I have done this logging in remotely to a computer with a dead screen, once before for a friend whose computer was broken. A Linux computer is a good option for logging in remotely. Then I simply copy files off the hard drive to a network drive.
Tomorrow I pick up a brand new Mac Mini from the local Apple Store and bring it home and try to load the old emails into the new machine. I then may try to export those old 1995 to 2010 emails to Thunderbird.