Eudora is an email program application which is based on the desktop. It was acquired by Qualcomm in the year 1991 and is currently owned by it. It can be configured with any IMAP or POP3 accounts to access the cloud emails locally on one's desktop offline i.e. without Internet access. Moreover, not just one, but multiple accounts can be configured within it. However, to download emails from the server of particular web mail program's connectivity to the Internet is a must.
It is supported by all major operating systems such as Apple's Macintosh (Mac OS & Mac OS X), MS Windows and Linux as well. It is also supported on a variety palmtop computing platforms such as Palm and Newton OS. Conversely, it is no longer under development and also that its community support forum does not exist anymore. Hence, further it shows the way to convert Eudora mail to Outlook PST file type.
Previously, the particular emailing application came free of cost, but has been commercialized now. It is available in three forms that are Sponsored, Paid and Light. The availability of various amenities like security features, add-ins, authentication, spam filtering, etc. of Emails, Address Book and other present categories depends entirely on the mode being used. However, still some disadvantages are associated with it. Therefore, users prefer to export Eudora mails to PST format.
Eudora stores its emails of mail folders as mailboxes (.mbx file extension) on the local system hard drive. However, the default location of MBX files varies according to operating system, OS versions and the type of account they are configured with. Moreover, for each email folder it creates the separate MBX file. For instance, it forms In.mbx file in Inbox folder, Out.mbx for Outbox folder, Drafts.mbx, for Drafts, Sent.mbx for Sent Items folder, Junk.mbx for Junk folder, etc. The attachments are saved in another directory called 'attach' and the embed images of the email messages are stored in another directory called 'embedded'.
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The Eudora mail program stores its emails in mailboxes with MBX format, whereas Windows Outlook stores all data items in PST format. The reason being that .mbx extension is the proprietary file format of Eudora client whereas .pst is that of MS Outlook for Windows. Hence, if users want to access Eudora emails in Windows Outlook, it becomes a necessity to convert Eudora MBX to Outlook PST format.
As there does not exist any manual procedure to convert Eudora mail to Outlook PST format, it gets essential to make use of any third party conversion utility. A tool to convert MBOX to PST file is MBOX Converter that is the best answers query as how to convert Eudora mailboxes to Outlook PST type and reasons are obviously many. Some of them are that it exports the attachments too, along with emails, do not cause data loss, provides choice to form one PST for each mailbox file, does not make Outlook configuration mandatory, can perform conversion in bulk, etc. Also, with this tool the process to import email from Eudora to Outlook 2007 can be achieved including all other editions of MS Outlook.
The suggested tool converts mailbox files into PST in four simple steps that are: Open, Scan, Preview and Export.
STEP 1: The very first step is to add the Eudora mailbox files by using the Browse option in the tool. The choice to 'Browse' comes up when the tab Open is clicked upon. With this either single mailbox file or a folder containing number of mailbox files can be added.
STEP 2: Once added, the utility automatically scans the selected mailbox file(s) and gives a preview of all the emails as well as their attachments, if present. Then either all or few selected emails, as per need of users, can be chosen to export the emails.
STEP 3: Now select PST from "Export Options", choose folders to be exported into PST, Select PST split if requred, Browse destination location and Finally, the 'Export' tab must be clicked upon to save the emails in Outlook PST format.
STEP 4:The tool start converting selected folders and also show folder name, Item count during the conversion process.
Note - Once Eudora MBX files get exported into PST format, the emails can be accessed by importing the PST file into MS Outlook and then the emails can be accessed.