Weird Kid Software provides email conversion, migration and archival solutions based on the Emailchemy suite of email utilities. If you need to convert email to another format, with versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Emailchemy is the only cross-platform solution available.
The basic idea is to take all the various proprietary and legacy formats and convert them to a to standard, durable, plain-text formats based on the open standard Internet Message Format (RFC-2822). This conversion to a common standard is the key first step for email migration, email archival, email forensics, and even email data recovery.
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 Weird Kid Software help make the job easier and more accurate.
In addition to converting to the RFC-2822 message format, the Emailchemy Conversion Technology can convert to common mailbox formats that use the RFC-2822 message format. For example: mbox, maildir, and maildir++.
Most email programs can import these standard email and mailbox formats or use them directly. For those that cannot, the standard format email files can be loaded into an IMAP or POP email server and downloaded into the new email program. For home users who do not have email servers at their disposal, the IMAP ImportServer tool is a simple desktop mail server that is included with Emailchemy.
Preserving your email for posterity can be difficult when your email software writes your email in proprietary, unreadable files. Weird Kid Software can help you convert your email to a readable, durable format for archival or even 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.
FACT: 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.
FACT: 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.
FACT: 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 products that have long since faded from the technology landscape.
Emailchemy enables the long-term preservation and archival of the information in your email by converting all your proprietary email files to:
- RFC-2882 message files, or
- standard aggregate formats of RFC-2822 messages such as mbox, maildir, and maildir++, or
- CSV files to enable the storage of email in database systems.
Speed up your investigation or case-building process by analyzing email content in the tool of your choice, rather than squinting at endless rows of seemingly unrelated bytes in a hex editor. Emailchemy solves the problem of forensic tool data preparation by converting email data into a standard format that any forensic tool can import for analysis.
Damaged or corrupt email files are often unreadable by standard means, and 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.