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Importing from Eudora problems - html messages being displayed in plain text and problems with attachments

    Question

  • Hello,

     

    I hope you can help me. I've imported all my emails from Eudora into Outlook 2010 but I have a couple of problems.

    All emails that I've imported which had attachments with them have a notice on them saying the attachment has been blocked. I can always browse to the folder whereb my old attachments are stored, but this is still inconvenient.

     

    Secondly, all my messages that I've sent in the past (html) are being displayed in plain text, which is making them difficult to read because of all the html tags being displayed.

     

    Also with emails that I've sent in the past- there is no record of any attachments being sent with messages which I know had attachments with them.

     

    Any ideas? I've trawled google and had no luck except finding programs that cost $70 that can import everything properly.

     

    David


    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:06 AM

Answers

  • Which method of converting from Eudora to Outlook did you use?

    An alternative method to converting would be to use an IMAP account such a Gmail. By first configuring it in Eudora, you can move your messages to the Gmail account and then configure it in Outlook to download everything again.

    As for the blocked attachments; which file types are these? Some direct executable file types (.exe, .bat, .cmd, etc...) are blocked in Outlook by default. To unblock see;
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/blockedattachments.htm



    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Outlook guides and more: HowTo-Outlook.com
    Outlook Quick Tips: MSOutlook.info
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:15 AM

All replies

  • Which method of converting from Eudora to Outlook did you use?

    An alternative method to converting would be to use an IMAP account such a Gmail. By first configuring it in Eudora, you can move your messages to the Gmail account and then configure it in Outlook to download everything again.

    As for the blocked attachments; which file types are these? Some direct executable file types (.exe, .bat, .cmd, etc...) are blocked in Outlook by default. To unblock see;
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/blockedattachments.htm



    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Outlook guides and more: HowTo-Outlook.com
    Outlook Quick Tips: MSOutlook.info
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:15 AM
  • I followed the instructions here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/outlook/thread/25c433cd-df6a-4cdb-ab0a-0f9f714aac6a

    and placed all the relevant files into program files\qualcomm\eudora then ran the import from inside outlook

    Every single attachment in my eudora messages has been blocked, i have mostly .doc .pdf. Dont think theres a problem with new messages

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:26 AM
  • I agree with Roady [MVP], if you dissatisfied with the converting result, you can copy these messages from Eudora to Gmail, and download it to Outlook again.

    Sincerely,

    Max Meng
    Forum Support


    Come back and mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:16 AM
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  • David:

    I know this is a very old thread, but did you every figure out a way to fix the formatting of imported Eudora mail?

    I just "upgraded" from Eudora to Outlook 2010 ...

    and have 10 years worth of HTML formatted e-mail that now shows up as plain text with embedded html formatting ...

    apparently it is a long-running problem that has roots in the way Eudora formats messages ...

    Outlook and other e-mail clients all seems to have issues with importing and do not properly recognize HTML-formatted messages from Eudora ... very sad that I can no longer really "read" my old e-mail at this point ...  :-(

    See closing paragraphs here:   http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/2800

    Same problem over at Mozilla going back 10+ years ... not sure if they fixed it..........

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3157

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 4:17 PM