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Eudora Mailbox Cleaner ... Eudora mailboxes do not adhere to the standard mbox format which makes importing into other applications somewhat of a pain - the default import function for Eudora mailboxes of most mail client thus exhibit some problems, namely:

  • Most HTML and rich-text messages are not imported properly (you see all formatting tags instead of the properly formatted message)
  • All messages are imported as "unread," i.e., the original message status flags are ignored
  • Attachments in the messages are lost
  • Sent messages might lose their original date and show the date of import more...

What's New

Version 4.9:

New features:

  • Improved handling of attachments with long names - if the original file cannot be found (file's inode on disk has changed) the application now tries to find the attachment based on the partial filename available. If only one possible match is found it will be used, in case of multiple possible matches none of them will be attached in order not to more...


OS X 10.2 - OS X 10.6.8 only

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Reegor Member IconReview+13

No longer works under Mac OS 10.7 or later (Lion, Mountain Lion).

Here's what the developer's web site says:
Eudora Mailbox Cleaner is a PowerPC application and requires Rosetta to run on Intel machines. This means that Eudora Mailbox Cleaner will not run under MacOS X 10.7 (Lion)

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Version 4.9

Thanks for the info. We've updated the listing.

toby2 Member IconReview+4

EMC totally does not work for me. I've tried on both Mac Pro running 10.6 and MacBook running 10.5.8. I have lots of Eudora email and I wanted to carry forward. I've wasted hours trying to make Mail to be stable on 10.6 (can barely get it to see servers), and EMB does not straighten up boxes or bring filters across. Worthless.

I sure wish there was a tool to save Eudora archives in new email server with similar functionality. Maybe when I figure out how to make Mail work, I'll just have to leave Eudora for archives and reconstruct all my boxes and filters. And computers are supposed to save time.

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Version 4.9
Odysseus Member IconReview+121

The best utility for converting Eudora mailboxes for Mail. It's not perfect -- Eudora actually discards information, making some changes irreversible -- but this is about as good as it gets.

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Version 4.9
bcwinters Member IconReview+15

I've tried a few times to abandon Eudora for greener pastures but other clients have always choked on several hundred megabytes of mboxes. This weekend I tried to make the switch to Mail.app again, this time using Eudora Mailbox Cleaner.

This time it was a success!

My many, many mailboxes made the transfer swimmingly although two (out of perhaps 200) were truncated and missing some mail. A quick re-import of those individual mailboxes and all was well. This could easily have been a Eudora issue (I was suffering from some mailbox corruption, hence the switch!) but bear in mind that if you use EMC you may have to do some manual checking to make sure everything is intact.

I had two other minor problems: although colors are imported in rule sets, existing colors/labels applied to messages are NOT transferred. And the "Rebuild Mailbox" Applescript choked about 3/4 of the way through my mailboxes and I had to do the remaining boxes individually by hand.

All in all, it took me about an hour to get everything set up perfectly in Mail.app while I'm sure it would have been MUCH longer without this great little utility. Don't even attempt to make the switch without it--but just make sure you check everything one last time before deleting your Eudora files!

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Version 4.7.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Totally Amazing... I think the crash problem has been ironed out as I have just finished importing dozens of mailboxes, including some from an old Japanese Eudora without a hickup. Thank you so much. I have sent my donation to Andreas... What a guy!!

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Version 4.5
Anonymous Member IconReview

Keeps crashing on one particular mailbox (Tiger 10.4.1, Mail 2.0.1, Eudora 6.2.1). Works flawlessly otherwise. Extremely fast.

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Version 4.3.1
dangerous dave Member IconReview+0
dangerous dave

This program saved my bacon tonight. I have tried to upgrade to mail.app for almost 2 years. I always had import problems. I have been using eudora since 1994 and yes i still have mails that old. Some of the database is even corrupt. Long story short I had all the issues mentioned, missing emails, incorrect dates etc. It made it a nightmare. Today i tried downloading the new eudora and it deleted my licensed version 5. So guess what, i searched, found this program and it was the missing bullet i needed. IT worked as advertised. I ran the filter program and address program included and I am set.

So I went ahead, setup gmail pop AND important my entourage mail and now Im on 1 program for my emails FINALLY! this thing was perfect!

Goodbye Eudora you were a good friend!

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Version 4.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

This is an outstanding program. I have been reluctant to switch from Eudora to Mail for sometime. I hated losing all of my attachments and didn't look forward to the long process of switching my address book.

This did it in 2 seconds ... no looking back.

This is a great program ...

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Version 3.2.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

helps import mailboxes and individual Eudora email addresses into mail.app, but not groups or nicknames. Too bad,

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Version 2.7.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Good app. But I want to point out that Mr Mail2Entourage can import whole mailboxes from Mail.app into Entourage in a way that no data is corrupted. It is also for free.

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Version 2.2.2
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Downloads 21,745
Version Downloads 6,771
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 06 Apr 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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