Best migration plan for Entourage?
We've been using Zimbra for several months now, mostly with Outlook users. I have 2 users on Mac OSX, using Entourage for the last couple of years. They are still on our old email server because we haven't had time to migrate them. They use a POP3 connection to retrieve email, and calendars/contacts are private to Entourage. They are not making use of iSync. We would like to move them over to Zimbra and I'm not sure what the best way to do migration is.
For Outlook users we just imported their .pst file and were done. For Entourage, there is no .pst file. So I guess we can setup their zimbra accounts and:
1. Create an IMAP account in entourage, then drag and drop the email folders to the zimbra account.
2. Export the contacts from Entourage into a CSV file. Potential problem is that these users have made heavy use of "groups" for their contacts. Will that information be retained in Zimbra? I guess we will have to export one group at a time, import to zimbra, and tag it? But when the user starts to sync with the zimbra contacts list, will it make use of tags? The wiki seems to imply "no": "Zimbra tags are ignored in the Address Book." This isn't going to fly.
3. Export calendar. Don't know what to do here. Can't seem to export all calendar entries easily. Any ideas? Perhaps the scripts at http://scriptbuilders.net/files/expo...age1.3.10.html will be of help.
Once we are done migrating the data, I guess we install the iSync connector, setup synchronization, and then setup Entourage to use iSync.
I'm basically looking for a "best practice" guide for migrating Entourage users. Can anyone comment on the above or share how you did migration?
The problem with moving email in Entourage
I've been testing a demo of ZCS on Ubuntu Server 6.0.6 with Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 v11.3.3. So far I really like what I see; the shared calendars, contacts, and web UI are all great. The only issue that I've had is moving emails from Entourage to ZCS. However, I think I found a path that works and isn't too inefficient.
Moving emails onto the server from Entourage yields messages whose date stamp is incorrect; furthermore, you can't just move a whole folder at a time. What I've found is that Apple Mail v2.1 on OS X v 10.4.9 does a much better job of moving messages into ZCS. Apple Mail seems to handle the threaded messages better and you can move multiple, full folders in Apple Mail. In Entourage, you can't move the folders straight over to ZCS, you have to create the folder in ZCS via IMAP and then move all of the messages over. Another item to note with Apple Mail is that if you move a multi-tier folder structure, it doesn't seem to move all of the messages in the top level folder.