RE: File Type Migration

  • From: "Micah Brewer" <brewer.micah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 08:35:56 -0700

I knew that would be confusing.  The reason they're getting rid of it is a
little bit of a mystery to all of us.  I know they want to eliminate all
email retention.  It sounds like there's a lawsuit or something going on. 
From the little information we've got on the changes, it sounds like
they're going to disable the ability to access a pst using Outlook.  It
also sounds like our local IT dept will be charged with policing for psts.
 We'll apparently get in to hot water if we help retain the pst in anyway
shape or form.

As for what I'm looking for.  I was initially looking for something that
would take all the msg files in a pst and export them to a given folder as
txt files.  You can 'Save As', but that takes opening each email and doing
it one at a time.  With several 1GB psts, that's going to take way to

That's a much better explaination of my problem...

> Come again?  You want to take email from a PST and put it in a PST?  
> Just move the PST to another media, say CD-R for example.  USB flash drives
> are nice (not always big enough) as well. 
> Be careful you understand why the PST is being swept.  If it's for space
> issues, then that's one thing.  If it's to cover tracks of questionable
> practices, I'd say you should hang on to that stuff in long term archival.
> If the former, reiterate how cheap disk is these days ;)
> Al
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Micah Brewer [mailto:brewer.micah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 5:20 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] File Type Migration
> I'm looking for a tool to take all the emails on a pst and convert them to a
> pst, for example.  The reason I'm looking, is because our exchange admin is
> being told to sweep our network and delete pst files.  We've got hundreds of
> users that are going to lose what they consider valuable information.  So
> I'm trying to come up with a way to help them hold on to their data, without
> making them print everything...any ideas, thoughts, etc...
> Thanks
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