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How to Export Mail from IncrediMail to Another Email Program

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As soon as you want to switch from IncrediMail to another email program, you discover a good reason to switch that is at the same time a reason not to switch: IncrediMail does not offer you to export mail to a common format that would allow you to import your precious messages to the new email client.

Export Mail from IncrediMail to Another Email Program

Fortunately, there are tools to extract your emails from IncrediMail, e.g. IncrediConvert.

To save IncrediMail mail to EML files, which you can import into other email programs, with Incredimail Backup PRO (see below for a free alternative):

  • Launch Incredimail Backup PRO.
  • Make sure My incredimail accounts is selected.
  • Click Extract to EML.
  • Highlight the desired IncrediMail identity.
  • Click Next ->.
  • Optionally, uncheck all folder you do not want to export.
  • Click Next ->.
  • Highlight your Desktop.
  • Click Next -> again.
  • Close Incredimail Backup PRO.
  • Open the [Date] - Incredimail EML - [Identity] folder on your Windows Desktop.
  • For every folder inside:
    • Open the folder with a double-clicking.
    • Press Ctrl-A to select all .eml files.
    • Drag and drop them to the folder in Windows Mail or Outlook Express that you want to import them to.
      (Make sure you drop the .eml files on the folder in Windows Mail or Outlook Express, not the folder in Windows Explorer where Windows Mail or Outlook Express keeps mail on your hard disk.)

Export Mail from IncrediMail Using IncrediConvert

IncrediConvert is free, but it may not work with every version of IncrediMail.

To import mail from IncrediMail in another email program with IncrediConvert:

  • Create a backup of your IncrediMail data.
  • Launch IncrediConvert.
  • IncrediConvert automatically selects your default IncrediMail Identity and all folders except Deleted Items.
    • To convert mail from another identity, select its path under IncrediMail\­Data\­Identities in the folder tree on the left.
    • Make sure you deselect all empty folders. When trying to export messages from empty folders, IncrediConvert can stall.
  • Click the Export toolbar button.
  • Highlight Desktop under Select output folder..
  • Click Create new folder.
  • Type "exported mail".
  • Hit Return.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Open folder.
  • For every folder inside exported mail:
    • Open the folder by double-clicking it.
    • Press Ctrl-A to select all .eml files.
    • Drag and drop them to the folder in Outlook Express that you want to import them to.
      (Make sure you drop the .eml files on the folder in Outlook Express (with Outlook Express open), not the folder in Windows Explorer where Outlook Express keeps mail on your hard disk.)

Exporting IncrediMail Emails to Other Email Programs

If you want to import your messages in an email program different from Windows Mail or Outlook Express, use the import functionality of that program to import from Windows Mail or Outlook Express.

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