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    Off-list: Can you help, please, Dan?
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Jun 10, 00:14 +0100

    Dear Dan,
    It's a long time since we communicated offlist, but I rememember how
    willing you were to help with my computing problems in the past, and how
    much you know about Mac and PC platforms.
    At the moment, I'm between two stools. I will soon pension off my ancient
    Mac (= LC3) as I am migrating  to a laptop with Windows XP. This gives me a
    lot to learn (about the PC), and to unlearn (about the Mac), and I am
    rather slower on the uptake, now, than I used to be or ought to be.
    I want to transfer across as many of my old documents as possible. Most of
    it was written on Clarisworks, (Word Processor, spreadsheet, database).  I
    have a program called MacLink in my Mac which can translate these to the
    appropriate PC format (Microsoft Works; I don't have Office). I can write
    the translated files on to a PC-formatted Zip disk (which is the only
    medium the two machines have in common), 100 MB at a time, and download it
    into an appropriate document folder on the PC. I've just tried this out,
    for a single file, and it seems to work, so now I just have to do the same
    thing in bulk. That seems to be OK.
    But next, I would like to transfer my email archives, from Eudora (Light)
    in the Mac. These include large In and Out mailboxes, and also individual
    mailboxes with names such as "Dip", I see that stored in my System Folder
    is a Eudora Folder with filenames in pairs such as "Dip" and also
    "Dip.toc", whatever that means. What I am trying to discover now is whether
    there's any way I can transfer these to become mailboxes on an emailing
    program in the PC, either Eudora or (perhaps preferred) Outlook Express.
    Together with another file for email "Nicknames"..
    The first thing I need to know is "is that possible?". And the second is
    "how?". I'm not asking you to answer those questions (though if you can,
    without a lot of trouble, that would be most welcome!) but I wonder if you
    can point me in a direction where I can find those answers for myself.
    If you can, I would be most grateful. And if not, for any reason, don't worry.
    And please tell me a few words about Bell's Dockmanship, which I see
    features highly in your "must have" list.
    Regards, George.
    contact George Huxtable by email at george@huxtable.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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