Emailchemy helps solve the problems of email migration, archival, forensics and recovery. It reads various proprietary and legacy formats and converts them to standard, durable, plain-text formats based on Internet Message Format (RFC-5322). This Internet Message Format can be thought of the universal standard format for email, since this is the format in which all email is sent and delivered. This conversion to a common standard message format is the key first step for email migration, email archival, email forensics, and even email data recovery.

Email Migration

Whether you need to migrate email of 10,000 employee accounts to a new enterprise email solution or convert your own personal email folders to a new PC, let Emailchemy help make the job easier and more accurate.

Emailchemy can convert to common mailbox formats that use the standard message format, like EML, mbox, and maildir, and some common proprietary formats like PST and OLM.

Most email programs can import these standard email and mailbox formats or use them directly. For those that cannot, the converted email files can be loaded into Emailchemy’s included IMAP email server and then downloaded into the new email program.

Email Archival

Preserving your email for posterity can be difficult when your email software writes your email in proprietary, unreadable files. Emailchemy can help you convert your email to a readable, durable format for archival.  It can also prepare your email for entry into the database of your choice.

If you need to preserve email messages and the information they contain as a historical business, public or personal record, you need to store email in a standard, durable format. Storing email in proprietary email application formats leaves you at risk of not being able to access the information in your email in the future. The risks of change leaving your email behind are:

Storage Formats Change: Your email application will change every year, and eventually the format it stores your email in will change too. There is no guarantee that your email written by version 5.0 of any email application will be readable by version 9.0.

Software Support Ends: Your email application will someday be “end-of-life’d” and discontinued, because product strategies change and companies go out of business. There is no guarantee that another application will be able to open and read your email files when this happens.

Computers and Operating Systems Age: Someday you will no longer have the specific combinations of computer hardware and software to access email data files stored in proprietary formats from email apps that have long since disappeared.

Emailchemy enables the long-term preservation and archival of the information in your email by converting all your proprietary email files to:

  • EML message files, or
  • Standard container formats of RFC-5322 messages such as mbox, maildir, and maildir++, or
  • CSV files to enable the storage of email in database systems.

Email Forensics

Speed up your investigation or case-building process by analyzing email content in the tool of your choice. Emailchemy solves the problem of data preparation by converting email data into standard formats that any forensic tool can import.

Email Recovery

Damaged or corrupt email files are often unreadable by standard means. When these files contain critical business messages or attachments, data loss is not an option. The experts at Weird Kid Software can help by performing targeted or complete recovery.