You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Must-have Thunderbird to Outlook conversion tool

I recently decided to convert my Thunderbird email to Outlook and didn't have a lot of luck finding a tool that actually worked. Maybe it's because I have a pretty complex Thunderbird configuration with emails dating back to my first messages I sent/received using Netscape Mail (remember that from the 1990s?) .

I came across a tool that was a perfect fit what I needed: Aid4Mail Professional by Fookes Software. It seemed too good to be true but it actually worked! Aid4Mail was relatively quick and I ended up with a .pst file that I could use in Outlook. What I appreciated just as much as the software was the service. I ended up needing some extra help and Julian was very prompt in his replies.

If you're going to buy it, pay the $20 extra and get the 1-year license rather than the 1-time use license. My decision to purchase the latter was part of why I had to bug Julian several times but he ended up geting me out of the bind I was in. I'm probably going to need to acquire another license (1 year this time!) because I still have some work to do but at least I now know what tool to use for this purpose.

Definitely a tool worth checking out if you're one of the prideful few like myself who is still using Thunderbird or any of the other old-school email clients that Aid4Mail supports (i.e. Windows Mail, Apple Mail, Eudora, Pegasus, etc).

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Regardless of the subject, people see what they want to see

Here's a great quote by Jay Abraham that resonates with IT, information security, politics - you name it:

"An amazing thing, the human brain. Capable of understanding incredibly complex and intricate concepts. Yet at times unable to recognize the obvious and simple."