File conversion

Forrest J. Cavalier III mibsoft at
Thu Apr 20 17:58:51 UTC 2006

Gary Lopez wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I have searched the archives and the web in vain. Maybe someone here 
> can help me. We recently had our newsgroup server stolen and all the 
> information is gone.
> 	Luckily there are some replicas of the information we had in the 
> newsgroup in personal e-mail accounts. Some of these e-mails date back 
> to 2002. The person has over 15,000 e-mails in their Microsoft Outlook 
> folder. We can copy the folder but how can I get these messages back 
> into the newsgroup while maintaining the date-stamp? Does anyone know of 
> a tool or script that can do this? I can even change the file to a 
> thunderbird file if I needed to, but can I get this one file to be read 
> into the newsgroup?
> Any suggestions or questions to help me solve this are welcome.

I think most people would probably say "oh well", but this must have some pretty
high value to you when it is available from a newsserver.

Did you consider software to reformat the mailboxes into rnews batch format?
Changing to a thunderbird/mbox format is a good first step, I think, but that
is not all you must do.  See the documentation for rnuews

I don't know what is in the emails.  Recovering article number assignments might 
be impossible.  You must be careful in how the dates come across if you want 
them preserved and that INN does not reject as being too old.

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