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How to move Eudora to Mail?

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ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 16, 2013 11:28 AM

How to move the full mailboxes of Eudora 6.2.4 on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (latest functional versions of both) to the latest version of Apple Mail in OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion?

 

Note: I love the Eudora interface, ease of use, flexibility and power, and hate the poor interface of Apple Mail, but the former requires Rosetta (does not work on OS X 10.7 and later) and there is no Eudora replacement so far.

 

Thanks.

Apple Mail, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Booting from internal Fusion Drive
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to ApMaX)

    https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/emailcalendar/email/eudoramigration/maco sxmail

     

    Have a back up or bootable clone. Do some test ie dry runs. Each time you will learn something about the transfer process / and the mailbox cleaner interface, and minimize your lose.   I did no less than 3  or 4 dry runs before I got it figured out.

     

    It is my understanding the referenced "Eudora Mailbox Cleaner," is no longer available from the source. However Cnet seems to still have access to it here: http://download.cnet.com/Eudora-Mailbox-Cleaner/3000-2367_4-23222.html

     

    I feel your pain. I looked at many many alternatives when faced with your same dilemma. In the end  it seemed Mac's Mail was the indeed the best choice for moving forward, and I am very happy with it.

     

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    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to ApMaX)

    ApMaX wrote:

     

    Note: I love the Eudora interface, ease of use, flexibility and power, and hate the poor interface of Apple Mail, but the former requires Rosetta (does not work on OS X 10.7 and later) and there is no Eudora replacement so far.

    Note: Continue to use Eudora by installing Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels in Lion or Mt. Lion:

     

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    Full Snow Leopard installation instructions here:

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1365439

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 1:50 PM (in response to ApMaX)

    How did it go?

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to ApMaX)

    ApMaX wrote:

     

    - I wonder how convenient (fast and responsive) is the virtualization alternative.

    - How to virtualize Mac OS X 10.6.8 using VMware Fusion?

     

     

     

    Well my experience is it is pretty easy to virtualize. It is as responsive to run like any other big  software package. It does means you are limited to running your mail through another OS on the VM- this just not seem so convenient to me, doable yes.  I will mention the cost of continually having to upgrade the VM software,  it seems almost a yearly expense with each new OS X that comes out.

     

    I would like to take a moment to encourage you to move forward.Eudora is long past being supported or upgraded. The technology and software is always on the move. You will breath a sigh of relief to leave the dinosaur behind and stay current. As some point the transition software for moving Eudora will not be avalable as well, as already it is harder to track down.

     

    I was a dedicated Eudora user for some 11 or 12 years and struggled mightily with the idea as to what to do.

     

    I looked at many, many mail client alternatives, and I have also run ParallesDesktop for years.

     

    Once I distilled it down to Mac Mail as the best alternative out there for me, and then sorted through the transition process with the dry run attempts, I have never looked back, not one time. I still have a boot clone with my entire SnowLeopard OS/Eudora intact on an ex HD. Never once in three years have I had to resort to firing it up.

     

    It is such a relief to have made the decision to move forward, knowing that with each Mac OS upgrade it is a seamless and painless process from here forward. It does not pay to get too far behind.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM

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