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How to Import Eudora to Outlook – Two Simple Ways

aldrichcalvin ~ Published: 26-Apr-2022 ~ conversion ~ 5 Minutes Reading

Is it possible to import Eudora to Outlook?

Yes, it is possible.

But, there are no direct means to do so. Neither Outlook, nor Eudora provides any method to migrate the emails. On one hand, there are no export facilities in the old Eudora Mail. On the other hand, the import facility in Outlook does not have any MBOX option.

In terms of mailbox files, the import facility only accept PST file. Since Eudora saves its files in MBX format, you cannot import it in Outlook.

But, no need to worry! As we said earlier, the solution to migrate Eudora to Outlook does exist.

In this article, we will define two methods to import all the emails to Outlook application.

Why Outlook?

Because it is a highly preferred email client of various users including large enterprises to export their data to. It allows offline usage as well and keeps the data safe from all the external threats.

User Query: I need to migrate my data to Outlook application ASAP. All my data is in my Eudora account which I don’t want to use anymore as there has been a hack-attack on my mailbox. If anyone can help me to directly migrate the emails, please tell me what to do!

Similar queries are solved in this blog.

Techniques to Import Eudora to Outlook Are Given Below

Here, we are explaining two workarounds to complete the migration procedure.

While the first method makes use of a webmail account to connect and move the data files between Eudora and Outlook.

The second method provides a simple solution to directly export the emails from Eudora email account. This solution is the Mac IMAP Email Migrator which eliminates the conversion and importation tasks.

Choose your solution and obtain desired results.

#1 Free & Manual Method to Migrate Eudora to Outlook

The free method is great to open Eudora MBX emails in Outlook. But it has its own risks to deal with. While it migrate emails with attachments, it is very cumbersome and time-consuming.

There are the steps:

  • Go to Special >> Settings in the Eudora menu.
  • Select Personalities category and click New.
  • Input the details as follows:
    • Personality Nam: Gmail
    • User Name & Email Address: Gmail email address
    • Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
    • SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Mark the Allow authorization option under Sending Mail section to migrate Eudora to Outlook.
  • In the Personality Extras category, select the following:
    • Personality: Gmail
    • Mail Protocol: IMAP
  • In the SSL category, select the following and click OK.
    • Personality: Gmail
    • SSL for IMAP & SMTP: Required (Alternate Port)
  • Now, from the menu. select Window >> Mailboxes and  click the new Gmail account.
  • Click rightmost Options button and choose Refresh Mailbox List from menu bar.
  • Input the Gmail password and click OK.

Once the email account is configured, copy the emails of Eudora and move them into the configured Gmail account.

To import Eudora to Outlook, follow the given steps:

  • Open MS Outlook and select File >> Account Settings >> Account Settings
  • Click New and enter your Gmail email address and click Connect.
  • Input password and click Connect.
  • Once the account is set up, click OK.
  • The emails get synchronized from the Eudora account in the Outlook email client.

#2 Simple Method to Migrate Emails from Eudora Application

There is no point in compromising quality over insignificant factors. The software mentioned above ensures the maintenance of quality along with quick and easy process to migrate Eudora to Outlook.

It overcomes all the limitations of the manual methods and preserves images, headers along with other email attributes.

Location of MBX files of Eudora:

  • Eudora 7 & below: %appdata%\Qualcomm\Eudora
  • Eudora 8 & above: %appdata%\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\
  • Mac: Home\Document\Eudora\Mail

We will be making use of DataHelp MBOX to PST Converter to import Eudora emails to Outlook regardless of the Eudora version you are using. It converts the MBOX/MBX files of Eudora to Outlook data file format. This Unicode PST file (Outlook data file) is easily importable in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 & 2003.

Keep in mind that Eudora is discontinued and has adopted the Mozilla Thunderbird framework after becoming an open-source client. Eudora 7 & below version store emails and attachments separately in MBX file and Attach folder respectively. While the newer versions store both emails and attachments in a no-extension MBOX file. This tool supports both these mailbox variants.

Follow the Given Steps to Import Eudora to Outlook

  • Launch the Eudora to Outlook converter tool on the system.
  • Click on the Select Files button and choose the method to add Eudora file into the software.
  • Browse and select the MBX/MBOX file from the local system and click on the Open button.
  • Finally, click on the Convert button.
  • Choose the folder where you want to save the Outlook data file after conversion. and click OK.
  • The software will successfully convert Eudora mailboxes to Outlook format.
  • Once you have the PST file, open Outlook, go to File >> Open & Export >> Import/Export >> Import from another program or file >> Outlook data file and import this PST file into Outlook.

Why Do We Care?

Eudora is an old email client. It was discontinued in 2006 by Qualcomm and in its place an open source version was created. Both these versions use two different variants of MBOX file. So, it becomes difficult for users who wish to import Eudora to Outlook.

Therefore, to deal with such user concerns, the article provides two simple steps to migrate Eudora emails. You can either configure the account for free migration or use the simple tool for seamless migration. Choose as per requirements.