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AOL PFC Conversion--for free? Or small sum if it really works!

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I have literally thousands of emails (in and out) saved in my AOL PFC. I wont bother with what aol has done..everyone knows.

I'd like a way to convert these files...could be to Office 2007 Outlook or an Office XP program...or to another email account.....something to save them....strangely, I find myself searching this old mail all the time and would like to continue to do so. I would prefer a free way to do this...naturally.....but would consider paying a little if I was POSITIVE it would work. I'm talking about 18,000 incoming emails and , maybe 6,000-8,000 outgoing.
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oops, hit enter too soon, a few more good ones?

www.soft29.com/email/aol_to_outlook.html
email-converter.in-media-kg.alienpicks.com/
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Hello RobNC,

To convert AOL to Outlook emails, use ePreverver
http://www.downloadatoz.com/epreserver/

Hope this helps!
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I already listed that as my first choice.
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Scrathcyboy, look at the time.  I did not see your post before I posted.  ePreserver is a good program.  Have you tried it?
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by:RobNC
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Now, now....no spats please!

I have come across ePreserver. Twenty five buckoroonies...seems war1 has used it! What type of transfer did you make (from pfc to ???) and was it large like mine?

Scrathcyboy: have you tried it and if so I have the same ???'s above.

ABC does not quite look ready for prime time re aol....did I miss something?

Finally...for both of you....do either of you use Vista or have tried this on Vista?
Finally (last finally, I promise)...for those who have used ePreserver (the demo looked pretty good as far as I could tell....but I also want to make sure whatever I use is not "destructive"....I'd hate to try something and lost both thousands of emails AND $25!
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There are several free programs, I don't see why you need to pay for getting out of an AOL mess.  The sooner you get out of it, for the least cost, the better.  The other programs work fine.  If you want to do yourself a favor, find one that does not just convert to Outlook.  That is just moving you from one disaster to another looming disaster.  Outlook is the greatest virus catch on the planet, guaranteed to infect you.

If you want a stable reliable email program, use Mozilla browser and email, now wierdly named sea monkey -- bad name, still a great product, built on the solid reliable platform using the unix mail standard.  I have run it on a PC for over 10 years, and have never lost a single email in 10 years.  No one using outlook can do so good.  Go to www.mozilla.org, and download it.  It fortunately converts outlook files, so you can get out of outlook too, before being blasted with viruses.  That is the best recommendation I can give you. Good luck
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RobNC,

I have not use ePreserver on Vista, but some clients have.  ePreserver is specified for Vista as well as other operating systems.

You can convert PFC to Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook 2002 to 2007, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird.

If you are concern about corrupting the PFC, make a backup copy of the PFC.
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All good points....I'll check out nsea monkey or sure...dont know how Ive missed it all these years...YES, a free converter would be great! But no one has proposed one yet :(
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RobNC,

I saw your request for free converter.  I have not found a free converter from PFC to Outlook, or I would proposed it.  ePreserver is easy to use.
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this link --
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

press the green button to the right -- download.  It is an easy install of the best browser and the most reliable mail client.  Install it, it can handle multiple mail clients up to 1000, and it is NOT tied to your login, so if you lose your setup, you don't lose your email -- as you do in outlook.  I can promise you that you will have years of reliable service out of this program, robust email -- in fact, now that I think of it, it might even convert AOL mail directly -- give it a try -- I seem to remember outlook and 2 other email programs on the list, and I am guessing eudora and AOL -- not certain -- but it might be your solution.
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AOL PFC conversion to Outlook PST file is possible with INTRIGUA Convert PFC. The PFC Converter export entire mailbox of PFC file including emails, contacts, tasks etc. into MS outlook PST file without affecting the file integrity, Meta data and attachments.
Read More: http://www.intrigua.com/convert-pfc/
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