Exporting messages and addresses out of PowerMail to other e-mail clients
This is the section that we hope you won't ever have to read, since there really should be no reason to return to another client; however, in designing PowerMail, we figured it would be pompous to assume that PowerMail is the end-all, be-all email client and that we our users would be married to us forever. The reality is that loyalty on the net is counted in nanoseconds, and that if we were to lag feature-wise or support-wise, our users are entitled to choose another program and actually keep their own data. No e-mail jail here !
Exporting the address book: Select the "Export" item from the File / Database submenu. Select LDIF format if you wish to preserve your groups (unfortunately, this format does not offer the possibility to store folders (i.e. containers of items) which means that the contents of your folders will be flattened - however, the hierarchies defined in Groups (references to items) are maintained).
You can also export tabulated text file with all of the entries in your address book will be created, including the contents of your groups but without the groups themselves.
Exporting the mail database: Select the messages or the folder(s) you want to export (if you want to export a subset of your database), then select the "Export" item from the File / Database submenu. We recommend exporting your mail as set of Netscape / Mozilla, or Unix mailbox files since these are the most commonly used formats for interchange, and to check the "include attachments" checbox if you want to also export the files that were attached to sent and received messages.