converting EarthLink email (to EML or PST) ?

Subject: converting EarthLink email (to EML or PST) ?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:06:14 -0800

I have many years of old EarthLink email that I'd like to convert so I can quit using EarthLink's email client (which they've quit providing for new operating systems; grrrr).

EarthLink explains how to convert messages to EML format, which can be used by a variety of email clients, and even (with additional conversions) changed into Outlook's PST format. But, the process is manual and painful and doesn't seem to be automat-able, which means it's going to take a million years to convert so many years of (tech writing-related) messages.

I believe that the email is in a Microsoft Access Database, so it seems as if I should somehow be able to extract the messages, along with their attachments.

It's a long shot, but... has anyone done this?

If yes, and you can help, I'd be eternally grateful. And Santa/your-winter-celebration-icon-of-choice will be sure to bring you a token of my appreciation!


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