Recently, my hard drive crashed (click... click... clickly clickly click click...). I was using XP and do NOT have my install discs (lost them 3 moves ago...).
i make backups regularly and only lost roughly 3 days worth of material (nothing really important). On my other PC I've been running linux forever. I don't need windows and have installed a new HD in the PC and put fedora on there w/ no issues. Running like a champ.
Now historical email... There seems to be many workarounds for getting dbx files to mbox INSIDE windows, but how would I accomplish this task without a windows install anywhere (Virtual installs are out as I do not have any install discs for windows anyways). After a quick search, I only found one possible solution (in perl) and am looking for something that I don't have to program my self. I am a programmer by trade but have never programmed in perl (c++, FORTRAN, matlab, python... yes) and at this point, don't feel like learning new syntexs for this one problem (python has been my goto scripting language for everything linux...).
Any other ways around this?
EDIT: After looking at the comments, I've searched a lil more and here's a lil tid bit from mozillazine... Interestingly enough, BOTH links to tools to convert dbx to mbox are dead >:( and it only speaks of importing from Outlook Express directly... NOT from just the dbx files :(
Thanks for the ideas tho, keep them coming as I really don't want to use the perl lib to do it...
Also if anyone has a link to a c++ lib(link to documentation?) that does the same thing... I might take a look at that and make a gui for it... then release it for others...