Last Reviewed: August 5, 2013

Article: DTS0169

This article collects information on tools for converting message archives in proprietary email formats into standard or documented formats.  

To use message archives with dtSearch, the recommended formats are MSG, MBOX, EML, or HTML.   PST is also supported but is inherently slower to access than other formats.

dtSearch Desktop/Network includes a command-line program, mapitool, which can convert PST files to MSG.  For mapitool documentation, see C:\Program Files\dtSearch\bin\mapitool.html.

For information on indexing Outlook message stores using dtSearch, see How to index Outlook and Exchange messages with dtSearch.

Some of our customers also offer direct support for these formats.

    AccessData provides connector libraries for Lotus Notes and other enterprise formats.  

    Sherpa Software offers e-discovery solutions for Lotus Notes and other message archive formats

    Messaging Architects provides solutions for GroupWise

Tools

Address Magic Personal
http://www.connectedsw.com/Overview/57262
Address book conversion

Aid4Mail
http://www.aid4mail.com/
Conversion between over 40 email formats.

IBID Info
http://www.ibidinfo.com/product/mbox-to-pst-converter.html
IBID Info MBOX to PST Converter is can export Thunderbird, Entourage, Netscape, Pocomail, Spicebird, or MalCopa MBOX files into Outlook PST format. Can also recover corrupt or inaccessible MBOX/MBX files.

MessageSave
http://www.techhit.com/messagesave/

Exports Outlook messages to txt, msg, eml, or mbox files.  Includes a COM interface for automatic exports.

Transend
http://www.transend.com

Transcend Migrator for conversion of Exchange/Outlook, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Netscape, IMAP, Eudora, Outlook Express, AOL, cc:Mail, Notwork, MHS, and others.

WN MailKeeper
http://www.wickett.net/

Converts PST or Exchange Mailboxes to individual MSG files, which dtSearch can index directly.

Note: This article collects information on tools for converting message archives in proprietary email formats into standard or documented formats.  This list is provided for informational purposes only.  dtSearch Corp. cannot warrant or guarantee or provide support for these products.  Please send suggestions for other products to add to the list (or feedback on any of the products listed) to support@dtsearch.com.