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Charmey, Switzerland, September 01, 2011 – Fookes Software, the developer of the popular Aid4Mail email converter, now offers MBOX Converter for free.
By converting your mailboxes to EML or mbox, Aid4Mail MBOX Converter can be used as the first step in transferring your email messages from one mail program to another. For example, from Thunderbird to Outlook (or to Outlook Express), Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail, Eudora to Outlook, or Entourage to Outlook.
"There are a lot of people out there looking for free ways to convert their mail, especially from Thunderbird to Outlook," comments Eric Fookes, founder of Fookes Software. "Our Aid4Mail MBOX Converter gives them the best free option because it's easier and more accurate than competing programs."
The software can also be used to simply convert mailboxes to EML files, which enables indexing with Windows' Desktop Search and other search tools so that you can easily find emails.
Finally, if you need to convert your mailbox from Windows to Mac or UNIX, or the other way around, Aid4Mail MBOX Converter is an easier, faster, and more accurate solution than other choices.
Aid4Mail MBOX Converter offers several features omitted by competing free programs.
Aid4Mail MBOX Converter is easier to use. The wizard interface allows any user, no matter their technical experience, to operate it with just a click of the mouse. It also includes detailed context-sensitive help.
The software is faster than other free conversion programs. It uses optimized code from the commercial version of Aid4Mail, a product that benefits from over 10 years of development, so the conversion process runs smoothly and reliably.
It also provides an option to include subfolders without manually selecting them, which is a time saver for most users.
Fookes Software's free conversion program is more accurate than other free choices. Aid4Mail MBOX Converter restores folders AND subfolders in the proper hierarchy upon conversion, making the next stage of the migration process easier. By comparison, most other free conversion solutions don't restore your folder hierarchy, which means all folders are grouped at the same level.
As with all other free programs, you still need to manually re-create your folder hierarchy in your new mail client and restore folders one file at a time.
Aid4Mail MBOX Converter can recognize unwanted deleted messages that are stored in mailboxes but hidden from display by the mail program. Aid4Mail MBOX Converter automatically skips them on conversion so they don't get transferred to your new mail program. As these hidden messages can compose more than 80% of your email, this is a significant advantage over competing products which don't offer this feature.
For instance, it sets the file date of EML files to match the message date, so users can easily sort them by date in Windows Explorer. It also lets you set the file name to match the email's subject line.
It offers the option to eliminate duplicate emails, or keep them for future reference.
It addresses a typical problem users face when converting Eudora mailboxes, which is that attachments and embedded contents get lost in the process. Aid4Mail MBOX Converter "fixes" Eudora messages so that these contents are preserved after conversion.
Fookes Software has included a generous amount of documentation with the free download, with many step-by-step tutorials, such as how to:
Aid4Mail MBOX Converter supports mailbox files from Thunderbird, Eudora, Entourage, Mozilla Mail, SeaMonkey, Netscape, Pine, and other programs that store mail in the mbox format.
It converts mailbox files to EML or mbox in Windows, UNIX, or Mac format. EML files can then be imported into these mail programs: Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. Mbox files can be imported into these mail programs: Entourage and Mac Mail.
To download the free Aid4Mail MBOX Converter, users can visit http://www.aid4mail.com/mbox-converter.php and click "Download." The file is 1 MB.
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Since 1996, Fookes Software has been developing and marketing award-winning Windows tools and productivity software. Clients include government and law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, top universities and other educational institutions, international organizations, as well as individuals and home users worldwide. Fookes Software is based in Charmey, Switzerland.
Fookes Software is the developer of Aid4Mail, a leading commercial email conversion tool that produces more accurate results than any other migration software. It supports over 40 mail programs and email formats including Office Outlook (PST, MSG files), Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, and mbox.
Aid4Mail 2 is available in 4 editions: Home, Professional, eDiscovery, and Console. Prices for the commercial editions start at $19.95 (US). Visit www.aid4mail.com for more information.