AOL Email to Mail.app

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macrumors 68020
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Jan 23, 2005
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I use Windows but I'll use any Mac help with this one!

I want to cancel AOL as its no longer needed. But it uses a stupid format to save emails that only AOL can open! I want to save emails to open in Mail.app (or Outlook Express or Thunderbird...) that have TO, FROM, Subject, the body, and attatchments.

How can I do this?

Please reply ASAP...
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
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dotdotdot said:
I use Windows but I'll use any Mac help with this one!

I want to cancel AOL as its no longer needed. But it uses a stupid format to save emails that only AOL can open! I want to save emails to open in Mail.app (or Outlook Express or Thunderbird...) that have TO, FROM, Subject, the body, and attatchments.

How can I do this?

Please reply ASAP...
A couple of years ago, AOL allowed any IMAP-compatible email client (including Mail, Entourage, Thunderbird, etc.) to send and receive AOL mail. Unfortunately, IMAP clients can no longer send AOL mail, although they can still receive it. Presumeably, the change was forced by security concerns. Before AOL allowed IMAP access to its accounts, it developed the AOL® Communicator email client which allows you to unify your POP3, IMAP, and AOL accounts in a single location. Communicator has recently been updated.
 

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macrumors 68020
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But I'm talking about my emails from like 2002, 2003, etc. which is not stored on AOLs servers, but on my PC.
 

grapes911

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Jul 28, 2003
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MisterMe said:
A couple of years ago, AOL allowed any IMAP-compatible email client (including Mail, Entourage, Thunderbird, etc.) to send and receive AOL mail. Unfortunately, IMAP clients can no longer send AOL mail, although they can still receive it. Presumeably, the change was forced by security concerns. Before AOL allowed IMAP access to its accounts, it developed the AOL® Communicator email client which allows you to unify your POP3, IMAP, and AOL accounts in a single location. Communicator has recently been updated.
Not a solution for the OP, but I connect to my AOL email with Mail.app. I haven't sent mail in a long time, but I just checked and it worked. I send mail from AOL with Mail.app to Gmail. No problems at all.
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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dotdotdot said:
So my filing cabinet files are basically stuck?
I found a web site listing email conversion programs for various platforms and services. I think one of those, or a combination of several of them, will do what you need.
 

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wrldwzrd89 said:
I found a web site listing email conversion programs for various platforms and services. I think one of those, or a combination of several of them, will do what you need.
THANK YOU!!!

I found a program called ePreserver... looks good! Just updated on the 7th!

Hopefully it will do the trick...