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Eudora Mailbox Cleaner 4.9

 NOTE: Eudora Mailbox Cleaner is a PowerPC application and requires Rosetta to run on Intel machines. This means that Eudora Mailbox Cleaner will not run on systems with MacOS X 10.7 (Lion) or higher

Introduction

Trying to migrate my old messages from Eudora to Apple Mail, I noticed that most of the information got lost or mangled in the process (all messages show up as unread, attachments get lost, non-ASCII character show up incorrect, HTML messages display as code instead of formatted text, …). Since I was not satisfied with this partial import, I wrote 'Eudora Mailbox Cleaner' which corrects all these issues. I later realized that problems are more widespread and added additional features to the application in order to support more email clients.

Eudora Mailbox Cleaner currently supports migrating the following information:
Source ApplicationTarget ApplicationMessagesAddressesFilters
Eudora (MacOS or Windows)Apple Mail
Eudora (MacOS or Windows)Thunderbird
Eudora 日本語 (Japanese Version on MacOS)Apple Mail
Eudora 日本語 (Japanese Version on MacOS)Thunderbird
Thunderbird/Mozilla Mail (MacOS, Windows, or Linux)Apple Mail

For all these conversions, message status flags are conserved and attachments are preserved (only for incoming messages when importing from Eudora).

Using a two-step approach, Eudora Mailbox Cleaner can be used to convert messages from even more applications - e.g., Windows Thunderbird allows importing of messages from Microsoft Outlook. Using Thunderbird on Windows and then Eudora Mailbox Cleaner on your Mac, you can thus migrate your messages from Outlook to Mail while preserving message status flags (I don't know of any other program able to achieve this).

The name 'Eudora Mailbox Cleaner' is still left over from early versions of this program which cleaned Eudora mailboxes for proper import using Mail.app's "Import Mailboxes…" feature. As of version 2.0, mailboxes are converted directly and the import in Mail.app is not needed any more.

Program Features

Eudora Mailbox Cleaner is a simple drag'n'drop application which provides easy one-step migration for your messages and other mail related data. The following functionality has been implemented:

Mailbox Importing (from Eudora or Thunderbird to Apple Mail or Thunderbird)

Nickname Importing (from Eudora to the Mac OS X Address Book or Thunderbird)

Filter Importing (from Eudora to Apple Mail)

All of these features have been tested importing files from the English versions of Eudora (5.1 through 6.2 on OS X) to Mail.app (version 1.1, MacOS X 10.1.2 up to version 4.1, MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard") and Thunderbird (version 0.7.1 through 3.0b in OS X). The import from nicknames into the Address Book has been tested for Address Book 3.0.3 (MacOS X 10.2.6) through 5.0 (MacOS X 10.6). Your mileage may vary for different versions… According to user reports, the application works just fine with Classic Eudora data as well.

Known Limitations

Mailbox Importing

Nickname Importing

Filter Importing

Program Usage

General Notes

Importing from Eudora

Importing from Thunderbird

Importing to Apple Mail and Address Book

Importing to Thunderbird

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Disclaimer

I wrote this little program for my own personal use and added more features after users' requests after the initial release. It is provided "as-is" and I don't take any responsability for the integrity of your mailboxes - as usual it is a good idea to back up your mailboxes, nickname files, and Address Book data before using the program.

The application is distributed free of charge - I wrote it for my own personal use and decided to make it available for the Macintosh community. However, donations via PayPal for support or continued development are very much appreciated and not turned away.

Eudora Mailbox Cleaner may not be redistributed via the web or any other electronic media except with explicit written consent by the author.

System Requirements

Since the application relies on a certain folder structure used by Mail.app (which is a MacOS X only program) as well as on the AddressBook.framework introduced in 10.2, System 10.2 or higher (excluding 10.7 or higher) is required. The application should run properly on every computer which is able to run MacOS X. Versions prior to 3.0 (without direct import of nicknames into the Address Book) run on MacOS X 10.0 - 10.1.x. You can still download the last pre MacOS 10.2 version.

If you are still using MacOS 9 and are looking for a way to export your Eudora nicknames, you might want to check out Eudora vCard Export, another application I wrote.

Eudora Mailbox Cleaner runs on MacOS X only and due to the way it is written, I won't be able to port it to other operating systems - if you are trying to transfer your mail from Eudora to standard mbox format (e.g., to import into Mozilla Thunderbird) on a PC running Windows, you can do so using Eudora Rescue written by Qwerky.

Eudora Mailboxes Cleaner is compiled as PPC-only application. Due to the fact that it makes use of many features of CodeWarrior's PowerPlant framework, it cannot be ported to Xcode which would be required to make it an universal application. However, it runs just fine on Intel machines under Rosetta.

Download Link

Download the latest version of the program (Version 4.9, 498kB)

Version History

4.9 (April 5, 2009)

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4.8 (November 26, 2007)

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Note: I was only able to test this on the two messages I had so it is possible that not all images are detected properly. Also, this feature probably doesn't work for Windows mailboxes yet since I don't know in what format Eudora stores the relevant information there. If you have problems with this feature, drop me a line and I will try to help you.

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Initial release

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