The Berkeley mailbox format for storing email in text files is as old as the hills. So why doesn't Outlook import and export to this format? Or does it?

I kind of expect this from Micro$oft. But what about Thunderbird/Mozilla? Surely they should support this format for import/export? or do they?

Every so often the blogerati have a moan about your data being stuck in their system, for instance Yahoogroups is notoriously difficult to get email archives from so that you can do somethig else with them. Or your favourite YASN won't let you get at your network and all your network messages. But how much more of a lock in is it when your email program doesn't provide any way to import or export your email except to a select few alternate programs.

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