Migrating from Eudora® to Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Read on to know why and how to migrate from Eudora to Outlook 2007
Eudora and Outlook 2007 are e-mail clients that come with better options for handling different e-mail accounts. Eudora has features that offer playing user selected music for indicating new mails and filters. It can also save the search criteria so that it can be used for searching e-mails with the same criteria. Outlook 2007 features an Address Book, Messaging Rules, Special Folders, etc. that will help the users to improve their productivity with e-mail related tasks. It offers support for different protocols including POP3, IMAP, and HTTP. Both Eudora and Outlook 2007 have similarities like E-mail Signatures, Filters, Search option, etc. Yet they also differ in certain functions and design as they are from different vendors.
Given below are some points that will help the users to migrate from Eudora to Outlook 2007:
- Need of Migrating
- Methods for Migrating
- Issues While Migrating and Related Fixes
Need of Migrating
At times it is required to switch between different e-mail programs. This is especially frequent in business offices and mainly because of the affinity towards one brand. Another reason can also be business policy and the requirement to be aligned to one specific brand.
Methods for Migrating
Migrating from Eudora to Outlook requires two basic steps - exporting from Eudora and importing to Outlook 2007. First of all, open Windows Explorer. Type 'C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataQualcommEudoraapplication data' in the address bar and press ‘Enter’. This will take you to the location where Eudora files are kept. Copy 'descmap.pce', 'NNdbase.txt', and all files that contain have an '.mbx' or '.toc' extension. Paste into the directory 'C:Program FilesQualcommEudora'. Now open Outlook 2007, click ‘File’ and then ‘Import and Export’. A new window entitled 'Import and Export Wizard' opens. Select 'Import Internet Mail and Addresses' from the list, click ‘Next’ and then select 'Eudora (Pro and Light)…' from the next list and then again click ‘Next’. Click ‘Finish’ and all the e-mails and contacts from Eudora are imported to Outlook 2007.
At times, while importing data from Eudora to Outlook 2007, various errors may creep up. These errors often occur, when there is an attachment included with the e-mail. Installing certain software programs and using them to import Eudora to Outlook 2007 will fix the issue. Address Magic Personal is one such software program that keeps the attachments together with corresponding e-mails. EUD2IEM, YooDoormat, etc. are other software that can be used for migrating Eudora to Outlook 2007.
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