The Bottom Line
- Dawn imports and exports context from and to most common email programs
- You can edit and organize address book information right in Dawn
- A wizard makes address book conversion from one email program to another a snap
- Dawn does not support web-based email accounts directly (you can often use CSV files, though)
- You cannot have Dawn keep the address books of multiple email programs in sync automatically
- Dawn converts contacts between the address books of various Windows email programs.
- With the help of Dawn's wizard, migrating address books is easy.
- You can also view, edit and merge address book information right in Dawn before exporting.
- Dawn works with Outlook Express, Outlook, Eudora, Mozilla Thunderbird, Becky!, Opera, Pegasus Mail and a few more.
- You can also import from or export to CSV files, vCard, LDAP and plain text files.
- Dawn supports international characters (Unicode) in address book data.
- Dawn supports Windows 98/ME/2000/3/XP/Vista.
Guide Review - Dawn 5.4 - Email Address Book Converter
Looks like you'll have to retype every single name and address. Make that "looked like". Dawn not only makes moving contacts easy, it also supports most email programs. The list includes Outlook Express, Outlook, Mozilla, Mozilla Thunderbird, Juno, Pegasus Mail, Eudora and Pine. For programs not directly supported, Dawn offers comma-separated (CSV) text files.
Unfortunately, Dawn does not work with AOL, for example. It's also a pity that Dawn cannot talk directly to web-based email services such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail. CSV files do often work for these, though.
If you switch between two email programs recognized by Dawn directly, a wizard walks you through the simple steps (which essentially amount to choosing the programs). Alternatively, you can open, view and edit address books in Dawn before exporting them. It's even possible to collect and merge contacts from various programs.