Eudora classic to OSA/Thunderbird ON DIFFERENT COMPUTER?

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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Setting up a W7 computer for a friend (that's mainly why I've joined
this 'group).

She uses Eudora (a venerable email client) on her XP machine.

I have found Eudora OSD (or it might be OSA): this has the advantage
that (a) it's Thunderbird really, which though not necessarily the best,
is (i) modern and (ii) well-supported, and (b) it looks a bit like
Eudora (same buttons etc.) so will be less of a jolt for her.
[Apparently Eudora classic can be persuaded to run under 7, but I don't
want her to stay on what is now a quirky and out-of-date package.]

Trouble is, the "Power Importer" they trumpet for this new "Eudora"
seems to assume it is running on a machine where the old one is already
installed.

Can anyone *who's done it* explain in simple steps what is involved in
moving (email, address books, anything else relevant) from Eudora (6 or
7 I think) on an XP machine, to Eudora OS? (or, indeed, Thunderbird) on
a _different_ Windows 7 machine?

(I've been reading around, and some of the suggestions seem to actually
involve installing Ec on the new machine; I really don't want to do that
[apart from not wanting to anyway, it's apparently nor straightforward
due to 7's protectiveness] just to do a transfer. And I'd _still_ want
to know what files need copying over anyway.)
 
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I have found Eudora OSD (or it might be OSA): this has the advantage
that (a) it's Thunderbird really, which though not necessarily the best,
is (i) modern and (ii) well-supported, and (b) it looks a bit like
Eudora (same buttons etc.) so will be less of a jolt for her.
[Apparently Eudora classic can be persuaded to run under 7, but I don't
want her to stay on what is now a quirky and out-of-date package.]

Trouble is, the "Power Importer" they trumpet for this new "Eudora"
seems to assume it is running on a machine where the old one is already
installed.
I installed it (it's actually Eudora OSE - Open Source Edition). Had
a similar problem trying to transfer Outlook mailboxes over. There's
a third party application that will handle exporting the mailboxes
(from one machine/application) and then importing to the other. You
have to install it on both machines, obviously, but the trial version
works 100% (or at least the limitations didn't restrict what I had to
do.) Aid4Mail: http://www.aid4mail.com/
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>,
I installed it (it's actually Eudora OSE - Open Source Edition). Had
Thanks - I knew it was something like that. Any gotchas waiting for me
(or rather the friend I'll be supporting)?
a similar problem trying to transfer Outlook mailboxes over. There's
a third party application that will handle exporting the mailboxes
(from one machine/application) and then importing to the other. You
have to install it on both machines, obviously, but the trial version
works 100% (or at least the limitations didn't restrict what I had to
do.) Aid4Mail: http://www.aid4mail.com/
Thanks for that - looks most useful. (There seems also to be "Aid4Mail
MBOX Converter (free edition)"; I always like the idea of that rather
than "trial". Says it can turn Eudora into EML files, though I'm not
sure if Thunderbird/Eudora OSE can import EML; if not, I'll have to look
at the trial version.)

Although it does seem only to handle mail specifically - I can't find
any mention of address books, or settings (I don't know what settings I
need to copy/move: ideally I'd like to move the whole installation
over). Have I missed this?

It does seem odd that no-one behind Eudora OSE seems to have thought of
the case where someone wants to upgrade at the same time as go to a new
computer.
 
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Zanqeutil

J. P. Gilliver (John) schreef:

Snip
(I've been reading around, and some of the suggestions seem to actually
involve installing Ec on the new machine; I really don't want to do that
[apart from not wanting to anyway, it's apparently nor straightforward
due to 7's protectiveness] just to do a transfer. And I'd _still_ want
to know what files need copying over anyway.)
You can install Thunderbird on the XP machine and use the Thunderbird
import wizard to import your data from Eudora. Thunderdbird knows where
to find the installed Eudora on the XP machine.

Thunderbird stores the data in a seperate folder.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Thunderbird

Thunderbird importing from Eudora
http://helpdesk.wisc.edu/page.php?id=3542
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_from_Eudora_(Thunderbird)

You can also 'install' *Thunderbird Portable* on the old XP computer, or
on an USB stick/external drive and import the Eudora Data.
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable

Afterwards you can copy the complete Thunderbird portable folder to the
new Windows 7 computer. Thunderbird Portable stores settings, email and
adressbooks in its main folder in a data folder.

Thunderbird: other Languages:

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable/localization#3

Regards,

Zanqeutil
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Zanqeutil said:
J. P. Gilliver (John) schreef:

Snip
(I've been reading around, and some of the suggestions seem to actually
involve installing Ec on the new machine; I really don't want to do that
[apart from not wanting to anyway, it's apparently nor straightforward
due to 7's protectiveness] just to do a transfer. And I'd _still_ want
to know what files need copying over anyway.)
You can install Thunderbird on the XP machine and use the Thunderbird
import wizard to import your data from Eudora. Thunderdbird knows where
to find the installed Eudora on the XP machine.
I must admit I hadn't thought of that. I really don't want to install
extra software on either machine, but if I have to, this might be one of
the options; basically the choice is between installing old Eudora on
the 7 machine, a helper third-party application possibly on both
machines, or your new suggestion, install Thunderbird on the old one.
Thanks: potentially most useful information.
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