Using Export Wizard you can export messages, address book and other data supported by the wizard. To start it, select main menu option File » Export.
Once started, you can select the type of data you want to export. After selecting an option and clicking Next button there will be more options shown which are related to the option you have just selected. These specific options/pages are described here.
Multiple .EML files (raw email files from selected folder and its subfolders)
This option can export one or more folders from the program into a batch of .EML (*.EML) files - each message is saved into a separate .EML file. EML files are compatible with many programs so you can use them to move messages into other programs which support .EML file import.
- OE Classic source folder to export - Using Browse button you can select which OE Classic folder will be exported. If you want to export all folders, then select Local Folders, otherwise select any other folder to export into .EML files.
- Also export subfolders inside the folder - This checkbox determines whether or not subfolders of the particular folder (selected using the first option above) will be exported as well or only the selected folder will be exported by itself. The checkbox is mandatory if you select Local Folders as source folder and optional for any other folder choice.
- Destination folder on disk - Using Browse button you can select disk folder where the exported .EML files will be saved. This can be a starting folder which will contain subfolders or it can be folder where all files will be placed into, depending on the option which follows.
- Exported files structure - There are 2 choices available - Create subfolders tree - If selected, OE Classic will mimic the folder structure on disk from its own internal Local Folders structure as closely as possible and place exported .EML files into appropriate folders. Flatten to a single folder with prefixed filenames - If selected, this option will place all the resulting .EML files into a single folder but will add OE Classic local folder name as a prefix before a filename of each exported .EML file so that the files can be easily distinguished.
- Filenames created from - There are 3 choices available - Numbered sequence and subject - Filenames will be created using a sequence number and a subject line of the message after the number (e.g. 0001-Hello.eml, 0002-Re_Hello.eml). Numbered sequence - Filenames will be created only using a sequence number (e.g. 0001.eml, 0002.eml). Subject - Filenames will be created only using a subject (duplicate subjects will be suffixed with a number in square brackets) (e.g. Hello.eml, Hello.eml).
CSV file (Comma Separated Values) or text file
Address book can be exported into a CSV file format which is a text file where each line of the file holds a single record (address book entry).
For highest compatibility of the exported file with other programs where you might want to import the exported CSV file, you should use the recommended options.
- Destination folder on disk - Using Browse button you can select a destination disk folder where the resulting exported CSV file will be saved.
- Base filename - This is a name which will be prefixed to each generated CSV file (e.g. BaseName-FolderName.csv) or the full filename if there will be only one CSV file generated (e.g. BaseName.csv).
- Exported files structure - Create separate file for each folder - If address book contains multiple folders, then each folder will be exported into a separate CSV file. Flatten all contacts to a single file - If address book contains multiple folders, all contacts will be merged into a single CSV file.
- Saved file encoding - Text encoding is how text characters will be interpreted. If you are unsure what to use, use the recommended option. Unicode / UTF-8 - Recommended encoding for wide compatibility and small file size. Unicode / UTF-16 - Text encoding as used by Microsoft Windows. ASCII (Transliterated) - Text will be converted into ASCII (first 128 characters). If there is a character being used which cannot fit into the ASCII set, it will be transliterated which means some characters may be lost and converted to similar ASCII characters, e.g. "äöü" will be converted to "aou".
- Quote character - Quote ["] - Use quote character as field quote (this is most commonly used so it is recommended). Apostrophe ['] - Use apostrophe character as field quote.
- Field separator - This option determines how each column will be separated - available choice is Semicolon [;], Comma [,] or Tab [^t].