From: Michael Aumeerally
To: contact@weirdkid.com
Subject: emailchemy
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:39:33 +0000

Hi there!

I just bought emailchemy from you a week ago, and it is a godsend!

I had over 5,000 messages on my Windows PC that I wanted to take over to Mac OS X Mail. The Outlook PST file was about 1GB.

I had previously tried Outlook2Mac on the PC itself, and it looked like it was going to take days to convert it all.

emailchemy converted the lot in about 20 mins on my new iMac.

Your program is pretty much the only solution for just taking a .pst from a PC and importing it into any e-mail application on the Mac – and believe me there is a good demand for that.

Just a note about one quirk I had in the process, I don’t think it’s a bug with your program – but a bug with the way Mac OS X Mail imports messages – I’ve seen it when bringing in mbox files created by other programs; basically if there is a hierarchy of folders being imported by Mac OS X Mail, messages in the top level folders import fine, but messages imported in the subfolders appear as blank messages with just the headers and no content. Now I managed to get round this by saving the messages converted by emailchemy as Mac OS X Mail 1.0 format – as they always seem to import into Mail fine – but this problem does affect messages converted into Mac OS X Mail 2.0 and later format which are then imported into Mail. Just to let you know I’m running Mac OS X Mail 3.2 on Leopard.

Just one last thing, it would be really great if your program could extract Microsoft Outlook contacts from the .PST file and export them as .vcf files. I know it’s a lot to ask, but I definitely would be interested in paying for that; at the moment I have to rely on Outlook2Mac to bring the contacts across.

Thanks very much for making this program,

Regards

Mike

[note: We’ve noted and mentioned weird behavior in Mac OS X Mail’s import wizard before. Mike here found a method that seems to work pretty well, though. — Matt]

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