The data integrity issues, the incomplete conversion, or the unexpected modification in email data is a big concern that plagues Apple Mail to Eml migration. Apple Mail is a popular email client, just as Eml is a very popular file format that many clients support for import/export. But a proper tool or method yet not there for their conversion is a bit unlucky.
Today we take this issue to dig into, and see what tool can deliver the best results. Below are the four data items or information that are most vulnerable during the conversion of Apple Mail to Eml.
Loss of email attachments – There were days when email was just a simple text format communication method. They contained nothing but a simple strings of text to send a message between two parties. These days, you can find any type of file being transmitted via email through attachments, and it has become the best method for sharing files. Rarely does any user has a database in Apple Mail that contains no attachments with any of his or her emails.
Thus, it becomes crucial to keep the attachments safe during the transition of Apple Mail to Eml. Unfortunately, very few tools or methods support the preservation of attachments fully. Loss of attachments is a huge concern that haunts users who are looking for migration of Apple Mail to Eml.
Loss of Embedded Images – Not only the files that are attached with emails, but the images embedded within the body of emails, are very vulnerable to loss or modification during the transition. It becomes challenging to read these images and safely convert them to Eml format without any changes in their properties.
Loss of folder hierarchy – One of the best benefits of desktop email clients over web clients is the way you manage your emails. Keeping them arranged in folders is an important part of it.
Every user has the folders such as “Persona”, “travel”, “work”, etc. that keep their emails neatly categorized. More than that, the folders also contain sub-folders, such as inside “Personal”, you can find other sub-folders. For example “Friends”, “family”, “in-laws”, etc. Inside “work”, you can find folders such as “Ron- supervisor”, “clients”, “new projects”, etc. These folders and sub-folders make it easy and effective for the users to make sense of their data and access the emails quickly when required. Desktop email clients make it easy to create, delete, rename, shuffle, move, and arrange these folders much easily and quickly than the web-browser client.
What will happen if you lose this structure of folders after the conversion? Obviously, it will become increasingly hard to access your data compared to how you did it in Apple Mail. Even then, most solutions for converting Apple Mail to Eml don’t let you preserve this structure. Most tools fail to read it and thus fail to keep the hierarchy same after the conversion.
Loss of Non-English Text/characters – If you deal with people/clients/friends living overseas and you receive and send them emails, you must be having some non-English text or characters in your database. These text/characters are encoded differently into the email body. Such as, Chinese and Korean languages use double-byte encoding system that is different than English characters.
Very few tools support Non-English text properly. In fact, very few even support it at all. You are at the whim of chance of keeping them preserved during the transition. Even if somehow they are picked up nicely by the tool and get converted, there are still some issues with the way these non-English characters are displayed. They come broken, and sometimes completely missing. For example, it has been noted that after the conversion of Apple mail to Eml, these characters appear as empty square box because the tool failed to encode them properly into the body of email. It requires for the tool to create Eml files with Unicode support such that every language is properly engraved into the email, without damage.
Other than these 4 data items/elements/information, there are few others that are frequently lost or corrupted when you convert Apple Mail to Eml. Such as nested messages, properties of email (to, cc, bcc, subject, from, etc.), time and date stamps, SMTP headers, text formatting (bold, underline, italics), etc.
It is a quiet nightmarish scenario to have your data converted to Eml with all these integrity issues with the content. It makes the whole objective of migration seem useless. Because, if you are not getting your data exactly as it was in Apple Mail, what’s the point of transferring them in the first place.
Moreover, in a business setting, it gets more critical to have accurate conversion. Because, even if a single digit (say, non-English characters) gets broken or lost, it may be very detrimental. Users who frequently drawn towards cheap and inefficient solutions have a lot to report on these integrity issues and you can read their plight in countless reviews and blog posts all over internet. They end up losing their client bank details, their office bar charts and graphs that were in image format, they end up losing their complicated folder structure, they end up losing the read/unread status of emails, and so on.
Solution to Accurately Convert Apple Mail to Eml?
What, then, is the correct to convert Apple Mail to Eml? That’s a question that reaches our inbox at least 10 times in a day.
Few of these integrity issues can be dealt with proper care and attention during conversion. You can always keep the backup of the original Apple mail files in case something wrong happens, and then try it with another tool. But overall, it is not effective at all to take care of your data manually. It may be impossible in certain cases where database is huge. At other times, it will just eat up your time in spades.
“Mail Extractor Max” – Perfect tool for converting Apple Mail to Eml
After countless tests of all the popular methods on internet, the best and most trusted tool that we came up with was “Mail Extractor Max”. We found that it converts your Apple Mail data to Eml with 99% of accuracy. The 1% was not even possible, because Eml doesn’t support that kind of information. And don’t worry, it was not something that you are aware of and would need to use it. It was a highly technical data, such as coded structure, loops, and other data components that Apple Mail contains, but isn’t relevant to Eml files.
Apart from this, “Mail Extractor Max” has few other unmatched qualities that simply makes the process seem utterly easy and smooth, which is quiet an achievement when it comes to an otherwise overly tedious and intricate computer task.
It’s graphical interface is highly user-friendly and the rate of conversion of data is super-fast. The tool also gives you two different options to load up the Apple Mail data for conversion – Mbox files OR Apple Mail “Mail” folder directly. If you don’t have Mbox files, you can simply let the tool target your identity folder called “Mail” and it will load up the content directly from there.
Secondly, there are also other output formats available than just Eml. You can also convert Apple Mail to Outlook 2011, Thunderbird, Entourage, Olm format, Mbox format, etc. You just choose the output format that you want to convert to from the list and you are good to go.
Free Trial Version
Give it a try. It will make your whole task effortless, and give accurate and complete migration results without a single byte missing. Here’s the link for its trial version that lets you convert 10 items from each folder.