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  • Eudora mail conversion

    Posted on Horrabin Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Horrabin 3 weeks, 3 days ago.

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    • #1957433 Reply

      Horrabin
      AskWoody Plus

      Has anyone run across software or a method that works that will convert old Eudora (not OSE) mail to Thunderbird? I’vbe tried a few in the past but none seemed to actually produce thunderbird-readable archived mail.

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      The only method seems to be to use old software for the conversion, then run the latest Thunderbird and it will update the mail DB. See the section “Importing Eudora Mail with Eudora Rescue” in this Mozilla article.
      http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_Issues_:_Import_From_Eudora

      Also worth noting some of the things that don’t convert.
      https://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2009/03/preparing-to-migrate-from-eudora-to-thunderbird-email-software.html

      cheers, Paul

    • #1959832 Reply

      Horrabin

      Thanks, Paul!

      I think we’ll muddle along with Eudora then. It’s way outdated, but then, so is my boss, who’s always used Eudora and is stubborn as an IRS auditor. I use Thunderbird personally and like it, which is why I considered pushing him to migrate to it. Tbird handles newer formats (especially from some phones) much better so I thought it might be worth a shot. The importing process looks cumbersome and not worth butting heads over it for the result.

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