Our Company

About Us

We started developing software in 1989 and then incorporated Fookes Software seven years later in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2008, it became a Limited (Ltd) company owned by its parent, Fookes Holding Ltd. Eric Fookes is the founder and CEO of both companies, now based in Charmey in the beautiful Swiss Prealps.

The village of Charmey in the Swiss Prealps.
Charmey village

Fookes Software received its first prestigious award in 1998 for the NoteTab Pro programmable text editor. A groundbreaking product at the time, NoteTab Pro won best application at the PC Magazine Shareware Awards (USA), multiple SIAF “People’s Choice” awards, and distinctions from PC World, Microsoft, and WUGNET.

In 1999, Fookes Software’s focus shifted to email processing. In 2002, we released E-mail Examiner, our first email tool for the forensics community. Aid4Mail followed in 2005 and quickly became a must-have tool for email. In 2016, Aid4Mail won a European IT and Software Excellence Award and is now an industry leader in email recovery, collection, and conversion. 

Our experience processing email data spans over two decades – longer than any other email forensics and discovery tool! Our clients include government and law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, top universities, international organizations, and individuals in over 100 countries worldwide.


Fookes Software respects every individual’s right to personal privacy. We collect information through our website, including registration and inquiry forms, and use it only in the ways disclosed in our Privacy Policy.


  • We are perfectionists and strive to develop reliable and efficient software solutions.
  • We listen to our users and try to implement feature suggestions that benefit them.
  • We are committed to providing excellent customer support.
  • We are upfront about our services and products so that you can make an informed buying decision.

Business details

Fookes Software Ltd is registered in Switzerland and owned by its parent company Fookes Holding Ltd:

  • Reference Number: 2420/2008
  • Federal Number: CH-217-3540396-6

Trade Register details

Service du registre du commerce du Canton de Fribourg, Switzerland
Website: www.fr.ch/rc/

About Fookes Software

Fookes Software Ltd
La Petite Fin 27
1637 Charmey (en Gruyère)

For over 25 years we have been developing award-winning tools and productivity software. We also have more than 20 years of expertise in the field of email processing and analysis.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, law firms, universities, and professionals specializing in e-discovery and forensics from around the world.

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