The web is full of free solutions for exporting mail but the pitfalls are rarely mentioned. This page lists the advantages and disadvantages of various methods and explains why using Aid4Mail is usually better.
There are three types of methods you can use to transfer email:
The main problems encountered with free mail export solutions are that they can be extremely technical, time-consuming, and not very accurate. They may work fine for simple text-based email messages, but can demonstrate severe problems if messages contain any of the following:
To make matters worse, these problems may not be immediately evident because they only appear in certain email messages, and may be discovered once it is already too late and the originals have been deleted.
The screenshot on the left, below, shows some of these issues after a conversion from Outlook using the Thunderbird import tool. Note the problems with accented characters, the misplaced image, and the altered Chinese attachment name. On the right is the email message as it should be displayed, after conversion with Aid4Mail.
Read on to see which mail conversion solution best suit your needs...
This is often the obvious choice for users of mail programs that support the files to import. However, few realize that these integrated conversion tools are less than perfect and can sometimes result in the loss of valuable email information.
See some examples of poor email conversion.
This solution is often suggested on blogs and forums, and suits technical people who know what they are doing and don’t mind spending a lot of time over their conversion. It’s typically a manual process that involves using several free tools or services; each cover a small part of the conversion process to create files that can be imported by your email program.
See some examples of poor email conversion.
Using a free solution will save you money, but is it worth all the disadvantages? You may lose important mail data and only discover the problem weeks or years later when it’s too late.
Aid4Mail is based on years of expertise in the field of email processing. It is suitable for both small and large scale mail conversion projects, from home use to large corporate migrations.
If you need an easy and reliable way to:
then the wait is over. Get Aid4Mail now and start migrating your email today.
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 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.
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:
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.
Note that, as with competing tools, you’ll need one license per end-user mail account. A single license is enough if you use several personal accounts—all accessible from one PC. You may use Aid4Mail on two computers when transfering mail from the old one to the new.
|Aid4Mail Professional||Aid4Mail Home|
|Price||$39.95 US||$19.95 US|
|Usage||Private and professional||For private mail only|
|Supports MS Exchange||Yes||No|
|Convert to XML, CSV, PDF||Yes||No|
|License Activation||Online Activation Code||Online Activation Code|
Please note that you need one license per seat or one license per end-user mail account, whichever is greater. See the Aid4Mail End User License Agreement for details on usage conditions or the EULA Comparison Chart for a quick overview.
|Aid4Mail Migrator||Aid4Mail Console|
|Price||From $480 US||Included|
|Usage||From 20 seats||From 20 seats|
|Validity||From two months||From two months|
|Interface||Wizard (GUI)||Command line (CLI)|
|Supports MS Exchange||Yes||Yes|
|Run from a server or thumb drive||Yes||Yes|
|Convert directly from PST to PST||No||Yes|
|Batch process multiple PST files||No||Yes|
|Run from scripts, batch files, …||No||Yes|
|Run as a Windows Service||No||Yes|
|License Activation||Offline key file||Offline key file|
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 discovery tool, you can trust Aid4Mail to do the job for you. Get your license now and start exporting your email today, or test drive Aid4Mail for free in trial mode and see for yourself how well it works.