Convert Eudora to Outlook

Two ways to import your mail from Eudora to Outlook: One Free, One Simple

If you need to process 20 user accounts or more, please visit our “Large-Scale Migration” page.

Are you struggling to convert your email from Eudora to Outlook?

As you’ve probably already discovered, you can’t depend on Eudora or Outlook to migrate your email messages. Eudora has no export option and the import tool in Outlook 2013 doesn’t support Eudora. True, Outlook 2010 and older versions do offer an import option, but if you’ve tried it, you already know the results are awful.

But don’t worry! A good solution does exist.

In a moment, we’re going to tell you about a conversion tool that’s perfect for your needs. It’s an affordable tool that was designed specifically for this type of email conversion challenge. Most people agree that it’s a huge time saver, but in the interest of fairness, we’d also like to tell you about a free method for getting your conversion done.

The free method is great if money is tight. The other is better if you value your time and accurate results. Keep reading to know which is best for you.


How to Migrate Eudora to Outlook – the Free Way

This method requires four programs: our free MBOX Converter, Windows Explorer, Windows Live Mail (WLM) and Office Outlook. However, the Eudora program is not required.

Start by installing Aid4Mail MBOX Converter and Windows Live Mail if you haven’t already got them on your computer. You’ll need to download Windows Essentials to install WLM.

Screenshot of Aid4Mail MBOX Converter
Screenshot of Aid4Mail MBOX Converter

First, convert your Eudora files to EML with Aid4Mail MBOX Converter. Read more >


“Free” Often Includes Hidden Costs

When it comes to email conversion tools, you typically get what you pay for. While you may still choose the free method, you need to be aware of your potential risks.

  1. Broken images. After migration with Windows Live Mail, photos, graphics and other images inserted in your messages now show up as broken pictures in Outlook. They aren’t visible in the body of your emails (see screenshot below.)
  2. Loss of SMTP headers. Using the free method, your emails will lose their original email SMTP headers (the top part of the email, where email addresses, subject and time stamps, and encoding marks are located). If you value the integrity of your messages, especially if you work in the field of computer forensics, this is a serious problem.
  3. Time consuming. If you have many accounts to migrate, transferring your emails manually will take a lot of time and energy.

The screenshots below show the result you get using the free solution (left) compared to using Aid4Mail Professional (right):

It’s true. “Free” may initially appear to be a cost savings, but when you factor in the hours it takes to migrate your emails—and the low-quality outcome—you may actually save money using a commercial tool.

Let us tell you about a simple solution that saves both time and money, and produces much better results.


How to Convert Eudora to Outlook – the Simple Way

For quick and easy email conversions that don’t sacrifice quality, there’s only one tool you should consider: Aid4Mail.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open the user-friendly wizard interface.
  2. Select Eudora (index) as your source mail and Office Outlook PST file as your target.
  3. Click Next until you reach the last screen and then press Start.
Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface
Screenshot: Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface

That’s it!

Instead of 14 complicated steps (using the free method), you have only three simple ones. And you’ll love the results:

  • No data is lost in conversion.
  • It automatically restores your mailbox folder tree in Outlook without any manual intervention.
  • It correctly transfers the status information of your emails (like unread, replied, forwarded, and flagged) to Outlook.
  • And, if necessary, you can also export your messages directly to Office 365—or to Microsoft Exchange—using our Aid4Mail Professional edition.

We’ve made the entire process as streamlined as possible. Aid4Mail provides context-sensitive help on each wizard screen (in addition to a well-documented user manual), so it’s easy to learn—even for first-time users. And you only need Office Outlook installed. There’s no need for MBOX Converter, Windows Explorer or Windows Live Mail.

Note that we also offer a special command-line edition if you need to migrate a large number of user accounts (see our large-scale migration page).


No Data Loss With Aid4Mail

We’ve worked hard to ensure that your email messages convert accurately, including:

  • mailbox folder structure
  • message text formatting
  • email status information (read, replied, flagged)
  • sender and recipient email addresses
  • dates and other metadata
  • email attachments and embedded contents

The screenshots below show conversion results of an email from Eudora’s Out box; on the left side after using Outlook 2010 and Aid4Mail on the right side:


Created by Top Email Conversion Specialists

Aid4Mail is developed by Fookes Software—email specialists since 1999. Our goal? To develop an email conversion tool that’s both user-friendly and accurate. It’s so accurate, in fact, it’s the preferred tool of email forensics professionals, government agencies, universities and major corporations.

Here’s what a few of our satisfied users have had to say:

“Whew! I was moving from Eudora on an XP machine to Outlook on a Mac. I tried all sorts of workarounds (e.g. Thunderbird as a pass through) and nothing worked. I’d been on Eudora since 1993, so my life history was in there. Found Fookes software, paid the fee, and voila, it worked smoothly the first time. Kept my original email dates, my folder structure, everything. Fantastic!!”
– Heather Cochran, USA
“It’s a rare treat to use SW that right away does just what I want it to and just as advertised. Huge thanks!”
– Gerry Sollner, USA
“This program is fantastic. I converted 6 years of Eudora Pro 5.1 email into Outlook archived pst files in less than 20 minutes.”
– Michael R. Scheinfein, USA
“In our testing, even with large mail files Aid4Mail produced problem-free exports in a few seconds.”
– PC Magazine, USA
“Bought your program (the best $20.00 I ever spent) and it worked PERFECTLY moving EVERYTHING into Outlook.”
– Berkeley F Fuller, USA

Ready to Buy Now? It’s Quick and Easy

Thank you for choosing Aid4Mail. With one license, you can process all your mail accounts on a single PC and Windows login account. It’s also fine to run Aid4Mail on a second PC to transfer your mail to it. But if you must migrate mail stored on 3 different PCs, or belonging to 3 different people, then you’ll need 3 Aid4Mail licenses. You can set the number of licenses on the next screen.

Aid4Mail Home
For Private Mail Only

  •  50% discount on renewal
     Can be used for email archiving
  •  Supports 40+ mailbox formats
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Aid4Mail Professional
Professional & Private Mail

  •  50% discount on renewal
     Can be used for email archiving
  •  Supports 40+ mailbox formats
  •  Supports MS Exchange
     Process mail by date range
     Search/Filter emails
     Also converts to XML, CSV, PDF
     Use/create custom scripts
     Priority customer support

Be sure to install Outlook 32-bit before you begin migration.
Double-check the system requirements here…

  • Operating System : Aid4Mail runs under Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2012, 2008 and 2003 or Linux in conjunction with Wine. Both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
    Windows NT4 / ME / 98 / 95 should work but are not officially supported.
  • Internet : Online license activation, validation, and re-activation require an internet connection (offline activation option available with Aid4Mail eDiscovery editions).
  • Hardware Requirements : 64 MB of RAM, 12 MB disk space. Pentium (or compatible) processor.

IF YOU’LL BE PROCESSING OUTLOOK/EXCHANGE:

  • Aid4Mail currently does not support the 64-bit versions of Office Outlook 2010 or 2013. But Windows 64-bit with Outlook 32-bit is fine.
  • Office Outlook (32-bit version) must be installed to process mail to or from Outlook/Exchange profiles, *.msg and *.pst files.
    If you don’t have Outlook, you can use Microsoft’s free 60 day trial of Office Outlook for Windows. Alternatively you can use their free standalone version of MAPI but note that it doesn’t support Unicode PST files (which may be used in Outlook 2003 and later versions).
  • Aid4Mail may not be compatible with Click-to-Run installations of Outlook 2010; you will need to re-install Outlook 2010 using another method following Microsoft’s instructions. This is not the case for Outlook 2013 which works fine with Aid4Mail 3.
  • If you have Outlook 98/2000 then it should be installed in Corporate/WorkGroup mode in order to process PST and MSG files. If it is installed in Internet Mail Only (IMO) mode, then only the default MAPI profile can be processed.
  • There may be compatibility issues with Outlook 97.
  • PST files from Outlook 2001 for Mac are supported, but not those from Outlook 8.x for Mac. Outlook 2011 for Mac can import PST files created by Aid4Mail.
  • Microsoft Exchange can either be processed through an Outlook/MAPI mail profile, or through the IMAP protocol in which case the Exchange server needs to be set up for IMAP access (see instructions).

Aid4Mail can read mail from:

  • Microsoft Exchange through Outlook/MAPI (1) (except Aid4Mail Home) or IMAP (2),
  • Outlook Personal Storage files (1) (*.pst),
  • Outlook MSG files (1) (*.msg),
  • Outlook Express versions 5 and 6 (*.dbx, *.eml and *.nws),
  • Outlook Express version 4 (*.idx and *.mbx),
  • Windows Live Mail (*.eml;*.nws),
  • Windows Mail (Vista mail client),
  • IMAP accounts,
  • Webmail services that offer IMAP access, e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, FastMail, GMX Mail, Outlook.com, Outlook 365, etc,
  • Mozilla Thunderbird mailbox files,
  • SeaMonkey mailbox files,
  • Netscape mailbox files,
  • Apple Mail (Mail.app) message files (*.emlx),
  • Qualcomm Eudora mailbox files (*.toc and *.mbx),
  • Eudora OSE mailbox files,
  • Macintosh Eudora mailbox files,
  • Generic mailbox files (mbox, Entourage MBOX, Evolution, Berkeley mail, BSD mail, Unix mail format),
  • EML message files (*.eml),
  • MHT Web Archive files (*.mht),
  • Pegasus mailbox files (*.pmi, *.pmm, and *.cnm),
  • The Bat! mailbox files (3) (*.msb and *.tbb),
  • PocoMail mailbox files (*.idx, *.idb, and *.mbx),
  • Barca mailbox files (*.idx, *.idb, and *.mbx),
  • FoxMail mailbox files up to version 6.5 (*.box),
  • Opera mailbox files (*.mbs),
  • Calypso and Courier archive files,
  • Forte Agent mailbox files (*.idx),
  • Pine mbox files (with limited “From ” escaping),
  • PMMail message files (*.msg),
  • Maildir folders (local copies),
  • MSN Mail v8 (*.MailDB),
  • Mailbag Assistant mailbox files (*.mbg),
  • E-mail Examiner mailbox files (*.pmx),
  • Aid4Mail ZIP archives (*.zip).

Aid4Mail can export/save mail to:

  • Microsoft Exchange through Outlook/MAPI (1) (except Aid4Mail Home) or IMAP (2),
  • Outlook Personal Storage files (1) (*.pst),
  • Outlook MSG files (1) (*.msg) – only if source mail comes from Microsoft Exchange or Outlook files,
  • Windows Live Mail,
  • Windows Mail (Vista mail client),
  • IMAP accounts,
  • Webmail services that offer IMAP access, e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, FastMail, GMX Mail, Outlook.com, Outlook 365, etc,
  • Mozilla Thunderbird mailbox files,
  • SeaMonkey mailbox files,
  • Eudora OSE mailbox files,
  • Netscape mailbox files,
  • PocoMail mailbox files (*.mbx),
  • Barca mailbox files (*.mbx),
  • Generic mailbox files, (mbox, Entourage MBOX, Evolution, Berkeley mail, BSD mail, Unix mail format),
  • EML message files (*.eml),
  • XML files (*.xml),
  • Plain text files (*.txt),
  • MHT Web Archive files (*.mht) - linked from an HTML index page or an MS Excel Workbook file (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • MHT files with tab-delimited data file for import into a database (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF files (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • Aid4Mail ZIP archives (*.zip).

Notes:

  1. To process (from/to) Outlook MSG files, PST files, and Outlook/MAPI mail profiles, Aid4Mail requires either a 32-bit version of Office Outlook or a standalone version of MAPI. For details, free options, and limitations, see the System Requirements.
    Only Aid4Mail Console can export a source MAPI profile or PST file to a target MAPI profile or PST file. With Aid4Mail Home, Aid4Mail Professional, and Aid4Mail eDiscovery, the workaround is to first export your emails to the Outlook MSG format, and then re-export those files to your target format.
  2. Microsoft Exchange can either be processed through an Outlook/MAPI mail profile (1), or through the IMAP protocol in which case the Exchange server needs to be set up for IMAP access (see instructions).
  3. Aid4Mail cannot process encrypted The Bat! mail files. In this case, you will first have to export your messages with The Bat! to a Generic mailbox format, which Aid4Mail can then process to any of the supported formats.
  4. Aid4Mail currently does not offer tools to convert address books, filters, or account settings from one format to another.
This low-cost option is for home users and students to use on email that is NOT work-related.

If you’ll be processing mail for your business, nonprofit or other organization, then you need Aid4Mail Professional.
A Two-Week license is intended for a one-time email migration or conversion. It’s valid for 2 weeks from first activation. This should give you enough time to experiment and then carry out your migration/conversion.

But consider this. If you spend just a little more, you get a One-Year license that you can use for other useful tasks – like email archiving, email data searching and extraction, and more… And it’s renewable in future years with a 50% discount!
We offer big quantity discounts, but they can’t be spread over multiple orders. So make sure you buy all the licenses you need now to get the best price.

You can set the quantity on the next screen after you click on the green button.
To transfer your own mail from an old computer to a new one, a single license is sufficient. However, you can’t use an Aid4Mail license on multiple computers at the same time, as stated in the EULA.
To do this you must have a license for every person whose mail is converted, in accordance with the EULA. If not, your license will be locked automatically. Note that purchasing additional licenses later is more expensive than buying all the licenses you need together in one order.
Yes, as long as you have purchased the correct number of licenses for your clients, in accordance with the EULA. For example, to process 3 people’s mail or mailboxes stored on 3 different PCs, you’ll need 3 licenses. If your client is a company, you’ll need the appropriate license(s) to cover their needs. Once you’ve used a license for one client, you cannot transfer it to another client.
Your license will be sent by email immediately after your order is accepted. If you haven’t received it within a few minutes, please check your spam folder before contacting us.
No. Like many other programs, Aid4Mail currently only works with the 32-bit edition of Outlook. Most users, even those with Windows 64-bit, have Outlook 32-bit installed.

Note that Aid4Mail is fully compatible with Windows 64-bit. See the System Requirements for more details.

Prefer to Try Before You Buy?

If you’re not ready to buy, no problem. Simply take advantage of our free trial and start using Aid4Mail today.

There’s no sign-up form to download Aid4Mail and you can run it in trial mode for as long as you need. Take it for a test run. See for yourself how easy it is to use. We want you to be confident that Aid4Mail is fully compatible with your computer and does what you need.


P.S.

If you need a fast and reliable Eudora to Outlook converter, you can trust Aid4Mail to do the job for you. Get your license now and start migrating your email today, or test drive Aid4Mail for free in trial mode and experience the Aid4Mail difference yourself.

Aid4Mail has thousands of satisfied clients in more than 100 countries around the world. They include businesses of all sizes, government agencies, leading universities, as well as a large number of students and home users.

They’re loyal users because Aid4Mail makes it so simple to complete important migration projects. But for you to grasp how easy it is, you’ll need to test it yourself.

Try it today. It’s time to get your conversion done right.