May 30, 2014
Linking Thunderbird folder to Eudora OSE. Viewing old Eudora files.
DO NOT USE EUDORA 8 versions. These are particularly hard to link together with old Thunderbird data. Instead, use EudoraOSE-1.0.en-US.win32.installer – available here.
STEP 1: CREATE an account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). This will need the creation of a REAL address (on Dreamhost).
STEP 2: Open Eudora OSE
STEP 3: Click “View Settings for this account”
> Local Folder
> find the SUBFOLDER under Thunderbird that says: G:\STORE\Thunderbird\Profiles\cdsf2sv2.default\Mail\Local Folders [where G:STORE is my storage disk for Thunderbird]
STEP 4: RESTART Eudora OSE. All your old emails should now be visible on Eudora.
STEP 5: Click on various mailboxes to allow indexing. Indexing will take a long time. Let the indexing be completed. Then you can search for old emails.