[Solved] Use AOO without Outlook

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[Solved] Use AOO without Outlook

Postby JudyCher5 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:51 am

I downloaded OO because I understood I could use it as an email program. My Outlook has expired (though I'm still able to use it temporarily) but I thought I could save all my files and just use OO to run the program. If not correct, must I continue to buy or rent MS Office? Or switch to a different email provider? I can't afford to lose all my Outlook files...
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Re: Use OO without Outlook

Postby FJCC » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:50 am

OpenOffice does not have an email component. I did a quick search for ways to convert Outlook files to another format and I didn't find anything very promising. Others may know better. That is one of the joys of proprietary formats.
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Re: Use OO without Outlook

Postby robleyd » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:52 am

This is unrelated to AOO, but...

You might consider using Thunderbird as your mail client but you'll need a functioning Outlook to be able to get the Outlook mail across to Thunderbird - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_.pst_files

There is probably a Thunderbird support forum should you decide to go that way.
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Re: Use OO without Outlook

Postby JudyCher5 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:50 pm

Thanks - I would still need to buy Outlook so will stick with my Chrome, although keeping your Thunderbird suggestion for the future. Appreciate your help.
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Re: Use OO without Outlook

Postby RusselB » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:45 pm

A quick Google search brought up these instructions as an option.
Outlook Options
1) Drag Emails from Outlook to a Folder.
2) Export Everything to an Outlook PST File.
3) Use the "Save as" Command in Outlook.
4) Use a Script or Third-Party Tool to Save Outlook Emails in Other Formats.
5) Use a Desktop Email Client.
6) Use a Gmail Backup Service or Program.

For step 4, I suggest you try Zamzar
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