Can Aid4Mail run on a Mac system?

Aid4Mail will run on Intel-based Macs that are running Windows or Wine, and on PowerPC Macs using Virtual PC. However, we do recommend that you try Aid4Mail first before purchasing a license to ensure that it is compatible with your computer system and that it satisfies your requirements.

Does Aid4Mail support Apple Mail (Mail.app)?

Yes. Aid4Mail is capable of processing email files stored by all versions of Apple Mail. Since Aid4Mail is a Windows application, it will only run on Intel-based Macs that are running Windows or Wine, and on PowerPC Macs using Virtual PC. We recommend that you run Aid4Mail on a Windows system as it will process mail much faster that way.

If you want to migrate your Mac Mail to a Windows email program, first transfer your files from Mac to Windows. You can also copy your Mac mail folders and files to a CD, DVD, or USB drive, which Aid4Mail can then access from your Windows computer. Aid4Mail can read the MBOX files created by Apple Mail 1 (that comes with Mac OS X 10.0 to 10.3) – if that is the format you have, use the “Generic mailboxes” mail source option under the “Generic Mailbox Format” section in Aid4Mail. Later versions of Apple Mail (starting with version 2) store their messages in EMLX format. To migrate those messages, use the “Apple Mail” mail source option under the “Popular mail clients” section in Aid4Mail.

To migrate your Windows email messages to Apple Mail, run Aid4Mail on your Windows computer and convert your mail to the “mbox mailbox files” format, which is listed under the “Generic mail formats” section on the Target Format screen in Aid4Mail. We recommend that you set the File name field on the Target Settings screen to “*.MBOX” (without the quotes), and set the “Target Line Format” option to “Macintosh (CR)”. You will then have to transfer the mbox files created by Aid4Mail to your Mac system, and use the Apple Mail import command to copy your emails into it.

Does Aid4Mail support Microsoft Outlook for Mac?

Aid4Mail can only process Outlook PST and MSG files on a system running Outlook for Windows. PST files from Outlook 8.x for Mac are not supported as they use a format that is incompatible with Outlook for Windows. However, PST files from Outlook 2001 and Outlook 2011 for Mac use the same format as PST files from Outlook for Windows, and can therefore be processed by Aid4Mail on a Windows system.

Does Aid4Mail support Microsoft Entourage?

Aid4Mail does not process Microsoft Entourage’s native mail database stores, but it does handle the MBOX file format that Entourage supports.

If you want to migrate your Entourage mail to a Windows email program, first convert your Entourage mail folders to MBOX files. The simplest way to do this is to drag each folder of messages to the Mac desktop. Entourage will automatically create an MBOX file for each folder you drag-and drop to the desktop. Next, you will have to transfer your MBOX files from Mac to Windows. You can also copy your MBOX files to a CD, DVD, or USB drive, which Aid4Mail can then access from your Windows computer. Use the “Generic mailboxes” mail source option under the “Generic Mailbox Format” section in Aid4Mail to select your MBOX files and then choose the appropriate target email format when you reach the Target Format screen.

To migrate your Windows email messages to Microsoft Entourage, run Aid4Mail on your Windows computer and convert your mail to the “mbox mailbox files” format, which is listed under the “Generic mail formats” section on the Target Format screen in Aid4Mail. We recommend that you set the File name field on the Target Settings screen to “*.MBOX” (without the quotes), and set the “Target Line Format” option to “Macintosh (CR)”. You will then have to transfer the mbox files created by Aid4Mail to your Mac system. Then either use the Entourage import command to copy your emails into it (File / Import / Contacts or Messages from a text file / Import messages from an MBOX-format text file), or drag-and-drop the MBOX files to the Entourage folder window.

Does Aid4Mail support Eudora for Macintosh (Mac Eudora)?

Aid4Mail can process and export mail from Mac Eudora mailbox files, but it cannot create Eudora mailbox files. Since Aid4Mail is a Windows application, it will only run on Intel-based Macs that are running Windows or Wine, and on PowerPC Macs using Virtual PC. We recommend that you run Aid4Mail on a Windows system as it will process mail much faster that way.

To migrate your Mac Eudora messages to a Windows email program, first transfer your files from Mac to Windows. You can also copy your Mac Eudora mailbox files to a CD, DVD, or USB drive, which Aid4Mail can then access from your Windows computer. Use the “Mac Eudora” mail source option under the “Qualcomm Eudora” section in Aid4Mail to select your mailbox files and then choose the appropriate target email format when you reach the Target Format screen.

Aid4Mail expects to find the mailbox files under the “Mail Folder” folder, attachments in the “Attachments Folder” folder, and embedded contents in the “Parts Folder” folder. All three folders share the same parent folder. If your attachment and embedded contents files are in a different location, see the instructions under the “Fixing Attachment Folder References” topic in the Aid4Mail Help file.