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Replacement for Outlook 97?

Postby dculp » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:50 pm

Does OO have a replacement for Microsoft Outlook (not Outlook Express)? If so, does it import Outlook's pst file (from Outlook 97)?

If not, do you know of an inexpensive/free replacement for Outlook 97 that will import Outlook's pst file?

Win XP Pro.

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Re: Replacement for Outlook 97?

Postby esperantisto » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:03 pm

No, OOo does not. I use Mozilla Sunbird, but don't know, if it can import .pst. files. Note, Sunbird does not have e-mail capabilities, you may want to try Mozilla LIghtning.
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Re: Replacement for Outlook 97?

Postby Phil » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:07 pm

Hi and welcome to the community!

So far, no Outlook replacement is available in OpenOffice.
But there is some people asking for it, and there are also some plans to include a PIM (personal information manager) application into OpenOffice.

I think this thread is worth reading if you want to know some details.
It also includes recommendations on possible Outlook replacement solutions.
Also this Wikipedia article could help.

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Re: Replacement for Outlook 97?

Postby dculp » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:16 pm

I only use Outlook for Contacts and Tasks. I don't use it for email.

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Re: Replacement for Outlook 97?

Postby ccornell » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:24 pm

You can use any mail client you want. OpenOffice.org does not have a mail client that is delivered as part of the package (then again, neither does MS Office... Outlook is a separate program). There is nothing stopping you from continuing to use Outlook after you install OpenOffice.org.

A lot of people use Thunderbird as their mail client. If you add in the Lightning extension for calendaring, you will likely have all you need. I believe PST files can be imported into Thunderbird if you use Outlook to export them to Outlook Express and then into Thunderbird (I cannot verify since I refuse to use Outlook)

Another possibility is Evolution (there is a Windows version).

There are many other choices as well... I just named two options.

Thunderbird: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
Thunderbird addons: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
Lightning: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2313

This may or may not work... some people report it works, and others get nothing. PST Import plugin: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communic ... 3014.shtml

Evolution: http://shellter.sourceforge.net/evolution/ Likely will not work on Vista... if you are unfortunate enough to be saddled with Vista.
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