How to Transfer Emails and Address Book from Eudora to MS Outlook?

Want to know how to transfer Eudora data to Outlook? Read this article where we are explaining methods to export Eudora emails and contacts to Outlook.

Eudora is a free email service which is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and other operating systems. Eudora uses MBOX file for emails storage and CSV file for contacts storage. No doubt Eudora performs several functions but it is not an updated email client. It is also seen that people are leaving it and moving towards the updated email client Outlook. Outlook is a simplified and secure email client which is available when a user purchases MS Office Suite. Outlook uses PST file for storing emails, contacts, journals, calendars etc.

Users decided to export all data from Eudora to Outlook and are moving towards Outlook because Eudora is not developed since 2007 and has stopped providing additional support to its users.

Techniques to convert Eudora emails and address book to MS Outlook

First of all, install Outlook Express to your system and follow the steps to export Eudora emails to Outlook –

  1. Open Outlook Express client
  2. Click on the File menu and select Import messages
  3. Select the correct Eudora version
  4. Click on the Browse button to locate the location of Eudora data
  5. Select the location to import and click the Next button
  6. Select folders to import in Outlook Express and click the Next button
  7. Finally, click Finish
  8. Now, open Outlook and go to File menu
  9. Select Import and Export option
  10. Select Import Internet Mail and Addresses
  11. Select Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
  12. Check and confirm for the emails to import
  13. Click Finish button

Steps to export Eudora Address Book to MS Outlook

To export Eudora Address Book to Outlook, first export CSV file which is address book file in Eudora client and then import it into MS Outlook. Given below are the steps to do this –

  1. Open Eudora application. Go to Tools menu and select Address Book.
  2. Choose File and click Save as
  3. Choose CSV in the File type
  4. Provide file name as contacts
  5. Click on Save button
  6. Open Outlook application. Go to File menu > Open & Export > Import/Export
  7. Select Import from another program or file
  8. Select Comma Separated Value
  9. Browse CSV file which has been exported from Eudora
  10. Choose contacts folder to save CSV file
  11. Click the Finish button

Shortcomings with manual solution

It has been found that most of the users find the manual solution tough and complicated to export Eudora emails to Outlook. The reason behind this need Outlook Express, lengthy procedure and not suitable for a large amount of data. However, you can use manual methods to export Eudora Address Book to Outlook as these steps are easy and simple to follow.

Professional solution to export Eudora emails to Outlook

Due to the shortcomings of manual procedure to migrate Eudora emails to Outlook, we have come up with a professional solution named Softaken Eudora Converter that will convert Eudora MBOX files to PST format of Outlook with some simplified steps and provides quick results without any difficulties and errors.

Steps to convert Eudora MBOX files to Outlook PST

  1. Download and launch the application to your Windows PC.
  2. Add MBOX file or folders
  3. View the complete items before export
  4. Choose PST format in Export Type
  5. Provide a location to save PST files

Steps to import PST file in Outlook 2016/2019

  1. Open Outlook. Go to File menu, choose Open & Export and then Import/Export option.
  2. Choose Import from another program or file option.
  3. Choose Outlook Data file(.pst) in the Import file wizard.
  4. Choose .pst file whom you would like to import. Also, choose options to keep or remove duplicate items.
  5. Select a folder to import.
  6. Click on Finish button.

To sum it up

I hope the above article helps the users to move entire emails and address book from Eudora to MS Outlook without facing any loss of information and without any alterations to the original database.