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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
So, you've turned your back on traditional mail clients and get your mail fix via Gmail these days. The only problem is getting to all those old message that are stuck in your old email client. One way to stuff that old mail into your shiny and capacious Gmail account is to use Mark Lyon's Gmail Loader.
GML is GPLed and written in Python, and available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Most popular Linux distros install Python by default. You'll also need the Python Megawidgets, which may not be installed by default. On Ubuntu and Debian, you can just grab the python-pmw package:
apt-get install python-pmw
After installing that package, download the most recent version of GML and uncompress it in the directory where you'd like it to live. You should have three files: the Python script, a COPYING file, and the README file. You can open the README if you would like to get an overview of the utility. After that, just start GML by running: