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How to migrate from Eudora to Apple Mail

NOTE: IS&T does not support Eudora Mailbox Cleaner or Eudora as a mail application.
Make sure you back up your data before proceeding!


  • Mac OS
  • Eudora


You can set up Apple Mail, and you can use a tool named Eudora Mailbox Cleaner to import Eudora messages into local folders in Apple Mail.

  1. First, set up Apple Mail using the standard IS&T instructions. Make sure to set up an IMAP account, not a POP account.
    1. Confirm that Apple Mail can send and receive mail.
  2. Second, use Eudora Mailbox Cleaner:
    1. Get it from the web:
      The "download" section is about 1/4 of the way down the page.
    2. After downloading, open the disk image and drag the app to the Applications folder.
    3. Locate your Eudora data folder - it normally is located at "~/Documents/Eudora Folder" on MacOS X
    4. Drag the Eudora data folder and drop it onto the Eudora Mailbox Cleaner app.
    5. Choose what to import - Mailboxes, Nicknames, Filters.

After importing Mailboxes, you will see new folders in Mail called "imported / inbox".

You may need to "Repair" the imported folders from within Mail to make the imported messages show up.


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Last Modified:

April 28, 2013

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