Email Forensics

Email Forensic Software that is Fast, Accurate, and User-Friendly

Aid4Mail is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-learn email forensics software solution. Over the years, it has become an essential tool for computer forensics and e-discovery professionals around the world.

Aid4Mail supports over 40 email formats and mail client programs, as well as many popular webmail services and remote accounts through IMAP. As a result, you’ll be able to process just about any type of mailbox that comes your way.

Local mail folders and files can easily be processed when disconnected from their email client, including those stored on external hard drives and media like DVD and USB devices. Aid4Mail can read mbox files from Mac and Linux systems without prior conversion.

What Can You Expect With Aid4Mail?

Here are some of the benefits you'll get with Aid4Mail:

  • Dependable, with results that are more accurate than other solutions.
  • Easy-to-learn interface and context-sensitive help to make your job easier.
  • Saves time with its fast email processing engine and de-duping features.
  • Finds relevant information, thanks to its powerful search features.
  • Good value for money, with prices as low as $299 US.

But that’s not all. Aid4Mail integrates accessibility features making it Section 508 compliant. This means it fulfills the necessary requirements for use in U.S. government agencies.

Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface
Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface

Aid4Mail has many thousands of satisfied users around the world, including law enforcement and government agencies, intelligence and military organizations, law firms, large corporations and financial institutions, audit firms, as well as consultants and students of computer forensics.

Accurate Email Data Acquisition

Aid4Mail easily handles very large messages and attachments, and huge mailbox files. It often succeeds in extracting mail from corrupt mailboxes and fixing malformed emails. Aid4Mail can also restore deleted and unpurged emails from many mailbox formats and IMAP mail accounts.

Aid4Mail is one of the most accurate tools on the market when it comes to rebuilding mail. When programs like Outlook and Eudora receive an email, they alter and split it prior to saving in the mail store. Traditional forensics tools are often incapable of correctly putting the pieces back together. As a result, collected data is incomplete and searches miss relevant chunks of data.

Email after conversion with a competing tool
Email after conversion with a competing tool
Same email converted with Aid4Mail
Same email converted with Aid4Mail

Aid4Mail can rebuild emails, producing a format that is as faithful as possible with the original RFC message. Source metadata like SMTP header fields are recovered, status information and dates restored, and attachments and embedded contents copied back into the email. Example using a competing product, followed by Aid4Mail:

From: "" <>
To: "'J=?UTF-8?Q?=c3=a9r=c3=b4me=20Ar=c3=a7?=ois'" <>
cc: "'Joan Miller'" <>
cc: "'Susan Williams'" <>
cc: "'Peter Smith'" <>
cc: "'Eugene Fookes'" <>
Importance: High
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
Subject: Please=?UTF-8?Q?=20check=20important=20charts=20from=20Snj=c3=b3fr=c3=ad=c3=b0?=ur
MIME-Version: 1.0
Message-ID: <!&!>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:58:18 +0100
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;boundary="Next_Item:_(A3CB49KFSA19)/1"
Email header extracted by a competing forensic tool
Authentication-Results:; spf=pass (sender IP is; dkim=pass; x-hmca=pass
X-SID-Result: PASS
X-Message-Status: n:n
X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0xO0Q9MTtHRD0xO1NDTD0w
X-Message-Info: NhFq/7gR1vQRHV6jbdvQfsKUeeVAoUVojAJS6DKEC2GNUUM0G+Idi8S6bQ+yOheURPNKM+ceVA3sxGBBdP1EXLOQS4fNzCSzxNSv8LmL1zB6Ig6GoQXO4AY+byEwxgTcdu3BFpOcpQKVeZatIvi3zNJwl3djyhVsTq2RhIH+qQHVu5h8LDsU9uzF2wTW29UAon9Bseo3FpdNC8Y22VXkKMPttP2iurtq
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4900);
	 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:58:16 -0800
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; q=dns/txt; c=relaxed/relaxed;; s=default;
	h=Content-Type:MIME-Version:Message-ID:Date:Subject:Cc:To:From; bh=JaM6HEHiGymnxtuIqtQZ1XV3kKOd0Dqhq6gZ6oaSzq0=;
Received: from ([]:58440 helo=T3500)
	by with esmtpsa (TLSv1:AES128-SHA:128)
	(Exim 4.82)
	(envelope-from <>)
	id 1WIEmF-0000dK-An; Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:58:15 -0600
Return-Receipt-To: <>
From: <>
To: =?iso-8859-1?B?J0rpcvRtZSBBcudvaXMn?= <>
Cc: "'Joan Miller'" <>,
	"'Susan Williams'" <>,
	"'Peter Smith'" <>,
	"'Eugene Fookes'" <>
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Please_check_important_charts_from_Snj=F3fr=ED=F0ur?=
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:58:13 +0100
Message-ID: <!&!>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
X-Priority: 1 (Highest)
X-MSMail-Priority: High
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook 14.0
Importance: High
Thread-Index: Ac8yDzP4nnZLjzY8SdeZrtR0leJ50g==
Content-Language: en-us
Disposition-Notification-To: <>
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname -
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain -
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [47 12] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain -
X-Get-Message-Sender-Via: authenticated_id:
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 25 Feb 2014 09:58:16.0790 (UTC) FILETIME=[1AD27760:01CF3210]
Status: RO
X-Folder: Copies
Same email with header extracted by Aid4Mail

Output Formats for Delivering and Filing Email Data

Aid4Mail offers several export options to ease the delivery and filing of collected email data. It can convert messages to PDF or HTML to facilitate file sharing with the court and legal teams. Aid4Mail can also create PDF/A-1a (Level A Conformance) files which are being adopted by federal courts in the U.S. as the standard format for electronic filing (CM/ECF systems).

If you need to analyze or process mail further using other tools, Aid4Mail can export messages to standard Outlook PST files, mbox (formatted for Windows, Mac, or UNIX/Linux), individual EML message files, CSV (supported by Microsoft Excel and most databases), XML, and more. Custom output formats can also be created with Aid4Mail’s powerful scripting capabilities.

Command-Line Option

Aid4Mail Console is a command-line edition that can be used to automate examination tasks and batch process email files and accounts. Unlike the wizard edition of Aid4Mail, the console edition can process multiple PST files unattended.

Aid4Mail Console is included in the price of Aid4Mail eDiscovery Service and is available as a bundled option with Aid4Mail Forensic.

Supported Formats

Aid4Mail supports a large number of mail programs, mailbox file formats and webmail services. Please see the Supported Email Formats page for details.

Try Aid4Mail for Free

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. This way you can verify that Aid4Mail is fully compatible with your computer system and does what you require.

Aid4Mail is delivered in a quality installer that doesn’t make any irreversible changes to your system. All its files are copied together under the folder of your choice. You can easily uninstall Aid4Mail at any time by using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows control panel.

How Your FREE Trial Works

Aid4Mail operates in trial mode until a license is purchased and the product is activated. In trial mode, all features are available but with the following limitations:

  • A trial mode screen is displayed for 8 seconds each time you start the wizard.
  • Processing is limited to a maximum of 50 messages per mailbox.
  • A numbered trial tag is added to the subject line of exported messages.

If you need to run performance tests on an unlimited number of emails during trial mode, add the /NoLimit switch to your Aid4Mail command line. Using it removes the 50 emails per folder trial limitation. Instead Aid4Mail replaces all exported subject lines with a trial notice.

These limitations are removed once you purchase a license and activate Aid4Mail.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Aid4Mail runs under Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2012, 2008 and 2003. Both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
  • Software Requirements: Office Outlook (32-bit version) or Microsoft’s free standalone version of MAPI must be installed to process mail to or from Outlook/Exchange profiles, *.msg and *.pst files.
  • Internet: Online license activation, validation, and re-activation require an internet connection (offline activation option available with Aid4Mail Forensic editions).

Ready to Buy Now? It’s Quick and Easy

We offer significant quantity discounts, but they can’t be spread over multiple orders. So make sure you get all the seats you need in your order to benefit from the best price.

Choose Your Aid4Mail License for Email Forensics:

Please note that you need one license per seat. The number of accounts you can process depends on which license you purchase. See the Aid4Mail End User License Agreement for details on usage conditions or the EULA Comparison Chart for a quick overview.

Price $299 US $1,499 US
Aid4Mail Console Optional (+ $299 US) Included
Validity One Year One Year
License renewal (optional) 50% discount 50% discount
For service providers No Yes
Primary end user Public sector Private sector
Public sector Unlimited mail accounts N/A
Private sector Internal company mail only Unlimited mail accounts

Please note that you need one license per seat. The number of accounts you can process depends on which license you purchase. See the Aid4Mail End User License Agreement for details on usage conditions or the EULA Comparison Chart for a quick overview.

Price $149 US $1,499 US
Aid4Mail Console Optional (+ $149 US) Included
Validity One Year One Year
License renewal (optional) 50% discount 50% discount
Process mail accounts for multiple end-users No (only one end user) Yes (unlimited)

IMPORTANT: please check your computer meets the system requirements before buying!

Your order will be processed by cleverbridge via the secure SSL protocol, so your private data remains safe and confidential. PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. You can also use a purchase order if you're a registered business and your order exceeds 100 USD.

Your personal license details and a printable invoice will be delivered to you by email immediately after your order is accepted.


If you need a fast and accurate email forensic tool, you can trust Aid4Mail to do the job for you. Get your license now and start investigating email today, or test drive Aid4Mail for free in trial mode and see for yourself how well it works.