Emailchemy is a Java-based cross-platform tool for email conversion, migration and management. The tool converts emails from closed proprietary file formats (including some less supported legacy email applications) to standard durable plaintext portable formats (such as RFC-2822 or CSV files) that can be analyzed, archived, imported into IMAP-compatible email applications or uploaded to Google Apps. Additional utilities support message de-duplication, email archive splitting/merging and sorting, and email address harvesting functions.
COMPANY: Emailchemy is offered by Weird Kid Software LLC, an independent software development company founded in 1999, specializing in Java software development with a focus on email conversion, email archival, and email migration solutions.
LICENSE: Available for purchase in three versions: Personal-Individual, Personal-Household and Forensic-Technician. Downloaded tool runs in demo mode (with subject and sender masked in converted emails) until unlocked with a registration key, deliverable upon purchase.
Emailchemy runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.
Documentation and User Support
The Weird Kid Software site Support webpage contains a link to the User Manual for Version 12.0 of Emailchemy.
- On the effectiveness of Emailchemy for email format migration from a software engineer at Harvard University https://groups.google.com/d/msg/digital-curation/srt-oIVwAGU/ExH2kAb9BgAJ
- Discussion of Emailchemy in DPC Technology Watch Report 11.01 (Prom, C. (2011). Preserving Email. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.7207/twr11-01
Developer Version History: http://www.weirdkid.com/products/emailchemy/versionhistory.html