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Migrating from Eudora to Outlook

Here are instructions for importing your mail and addresses to Outlook from Eudora.  The import process is a little long, but is not usually very difficult.  This process will transfer your mail, mailboxes, and address book.  It will not import signature files or filters from Eudora; you will find instructions for recreating your signature file at the end of the lesson.  Filters are called "actions" in Outlook and are beyond the scope of this lesson.  If you use filters, please check the Help resource in Outlook for more information on "actions."

If you have multiple people using Eudora on one computer, please contact Damon, James, or Blaine directly as this is a much more difficult procedure.  We can tell you onthe phone what options you have for switching multiple users.  If you have multiple personalities in Eudora, that is not a problem; you can follow the steps below and your personalities will be imported.

Outlook does not support direct import of Eudora email messages and address books. You can, however, import your data into Microsoft Outlook Express and then import the data from Outlook Express into Outlook.

Importing Eudora 6.x and 7.x email messages into Outlook Express

1.    On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages. The Outlook Express Import Wizard opens.

2.    Click Eudora Pro or Light (through v3.0).

3.    Click Next.
If your Eudora data is not found, click Browse and then navigate to the correct folder.
Note: The most likely locations are C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora, C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora Mail\, and C:\Documents And Settings\user name\Application Data\Qualcomm\Eudora.

4.    Click Next.

5.    Select All Folders, and then click Next.


Importing Eudora 6.x and 7.x address book into Outlook Express

1.     In Outlook Express, on the File menu, point to Import and then click Other Address Book. The Address Book Import Tool opens.

2.     Click Eudora Pro or Light Address Book (through v3.0) and then click Import.
Your address book should be detected automatically. If it is not found, click Yes and then navigate to where your Eudora address book is saved on your hard disk.  If you do not know where the file is, search for the file "nndbase.txt" on your C:\ drive.  Write down the path to the file and navigate there as previously mentioned.


Import Outlook Express email and addresses into Outlook

1.     In Outlook, on the File menu click Import and Export.
The Import and Export Wizard opens.

2.     From the list, click Import Internet Mail and Addresses and then click Next.

3.     From the list, click Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x.

4.     Ensure that the Import Mail and Import Address Book check boxes are selected.

5.     Click Next.

6.     Select the option for the action that you want Outlook to take for duplicate items.

7.     Click Finish.
The Import Summary dialog box provides details on how many messages and addresses were successfully imported.


Set secure connection to server

  1. Click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select Email Accounts.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Double click on your mail account.
  5. Click the More Settings button.
  6. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  7. Click the check box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  8. Leave the Use same settings as my incoming mail server option selected.
  9. Click the Advanced tab.
  10. Click the check box under Incoming server to select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).
  11. For Outlook 2003 - Click the check box under Outgoing server to select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) and then change the port number from 25 to 587.
  12. For Outlook 2007 - Select TLS from the drop-down under Outgoing server and change the port number from 25 to 587.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Click Finish.

Import or create a signature file in Outlook

1.     If you have a signature in Eudora and you want to import it into Outlook, open Eudora and select Tools and then Signatures.  Double-click on the name of the signature you want to copy from the list on the left side of the screen. Select the text in the signature file from the window that opened and copy it.

2.    From the main Microsoft Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Options and then click the Mail Format tab.

3.    Under Signature, click Signatures and then click New.

4.    In the Enter a name for your new signature box, enter a name.

5.    Click Next.

6.    Paste the copied text from Eudora into the Signature text box or type the text you want to include in the signature.

7.    Click Finish when you are done editing the new signature.


Attachments:  You may find that links between email messages and attachments are lost during the transfer procedure, since Outlook and Eudora don't use the same method to save attachments.  To find your attachments, open Eudora and select Tools, Options, Attachments.  If you click on the button under the Attachment directory you can see the path to your attachment folder.  Write this path down. Then you can move the attachments folder (usually called "attach) to a new place where it will e easier to find, such as in your My Documents folder.



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