Mon Sep 1 11:57:57 CEST 2014

Recover outlook express local emails (dbx files)

Finding myself in a situation where email is stored in Outlook on a no
longer bootable XP install.  Can I get the data out into Thunderbird?

This is where the dbx files are stored:

/Documents and Settings/pama/Local Settings/Application Data/Identities/<IDENTITY>/Microsoft/Outlook Express

Here's some tools[1] to convert.
sudo apt-get install undbx

undbx <dbx_folder> <eml_folder>

[1] http://thunderbirdtweaks.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/outlook-express.html