I’d already tried a work-around, by dragging Outlook folders to my desktop as described, then importing the resulting .mbox file into OS Mail, and finally using DT’s email importing window to pull the mails into DT. Your approach seems cleaner and I will adopt in the future.
W/ my import via Mail, everything ran smoothly, with no hangs, which is good for a start! However, the output in Mail, and also in DT, is full of junk - most emails start with garbage such as this (I’ve added ===== to set it off from my words):
st! (VPS 0649-1, 11/18/2006), Inbound message
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 17 Nov 2006 19:48:24.0580 (UTC) FILETIME=[57F0B440]
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 0649-0, 11/15/2006), Inbound message
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So perhaps your theory about a corrupted Outlook database has merit - I’ll try to rebuild.
Another QUESTION: when I try to re-import an mbox into DT that I had previously imported, I hit a snag. The DT import emails window appears not to want to import emails a second time form the same source, and I can’t find any way to re-set the .mbox file to “fresh”, ie make DT think they’ve never been imported before, and allow emails to appear in the import emails window without a little check mark in the DT column.
Any suggestions there?
Thanks again for all your brainstorming!