Discover the Emails You Need with MailDex 2018 Archiver

Emails have been piling in your work place for ten, twenty, maybe even thirty years.  Employees come and go.  Jobs come and go.  Our emails contain important information about our lives.  In the old days, people would keep letters in a shoe box.  But what can you do about thousands, or tens of thousands of emails locked in Outlook .pst, .ost,  .eml, .mbox or .msg email files?

MailDex 2018 is the container your emails need to be useful once again.  MailDex scans all of your email content to create a useful index. Search your index to instantly reveal emails that match your search and/or time frame.

MailDex is easy to use.  Simply create a “Project” to contain your emails. You can have as many projects as you need, and each project can contain an unlimited number of emails. Perhaps you want a project called “Personal” and another called “Previous Jobs.”

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Create a MailDex project and add your emails.

After you have your project set up, add emails to it!  You can add individual email files, or you can add a folder and all emails in that folder will be indexed.  MailDex 2018 will even search your drive for emails to add to your project.

When emails are added to a project, MailDex 2018 begins indexing in the background.  When indexing is complete, you can start to find the important emails by searching for them.

MailDex 2018 supports two types of search: simple and advanced.

In a Simple Search, type a term or phrase into the search field.  MailDex 2018 will instantly return results matching your search.

For an Advanced Search, MailDex 2018 lets you add criteria and even a range of dates.

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Advanced Email Search.

After you have a set of search results, MailDex will let your filter those results even further with its Filtering function.

Filter a set of emails.

Encryptomatic LLC’s MailDex 2018 is a powerful and affordable email management system. Manage any number of emails in any number of projects.  Learn more about MailDex at the MailDex product home page. 

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EML to PDF: Four Questions to Ask Before Converting .EML or .MSG E-Mail Files into PDF Documents

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E-Mail messages are being replaced by other forms of communication, including instant messaging through services such as Snapchat, Facebook and Google IM.  Despite the creep of communication alternatives into our lives, e-Mail is still used by 2.6 billion people.

For businesses and governments, it is frequently necessary to archive and convert e-mail into a format that be readily shared. More than 80% of all legal discovery involves e-mail. Converting e-mail into PDF documents is a favored way to share important e-mails for review and to introduce them as evidence into court proceedings.

Converting e-mail to PDF seems to be a simple matter at first glance.  People who have not been exposed to the process often don’t understand how complex it can actually be.  Here are five things to consider when converting .eml emails or Outlook .msg e-mails into PDF files.

1.  Why are you converting e-mails to PDF?

Before purchasing software or embarking on a project that will consume hours of your time, be sure that your work is going to serve the needs of the project.  For example, if you are converting e-mail for an archive librarian, you will need to familiarize yourself with ISO 19005-1, or PDF/A.  This format embeds fonts within the PDF so that the email can be faithfully reproduced later.  Failing to adhere to this standard will result in pdf files that not suited to long term preservation.

2. What about File Attachments?

While any PDF virtual printer will allow you to “print” an email message,  failing to process e-mail file attachments can result in the loss of extremely important information, and may result in the purchase of inadequate software.

Is it important that the files in the e-mail be editable?  If so, you will want to use software that embeds the file attachments within the PDF document.  Embedding files inside a .pdf allows the files to later be extracted from the pdf file.

On the other hand, if it is most important to preserve the email attachments and to not allow any changes, or if it is conceivable that the program that created the documents may not be accessible in the future to open the file, then converting the documents directly to the PDF image is preferable.

3. What about E-Mails within E-Mails?

Eml and Msg e-mail files may themselves contain Eml or Msg e-mail attachments. It is not uncommon to encounter emails within emails within emails, etc.    Consider whether your responsibility for processing e-mail file attachments to PDF includes the need to handle embedded e-mail files, and how you would like to see this situation managed by your e-mail conversion software.

4. What about Naming PDF Files?

Many software packages that can convert e-mails to PDF default to using the subject line as the file name, but are not able to provide a custom naming scheme to the PDF files they create.

Consider how the resulting PDF files should be named. For example, you may wish to include a court case number to the PDF file name. Or perhaps you simple want them to have a sequential number.   Or  maybe it would be best if you could combine different parts of the email, such as sender’s email + send date.

Accomplishing the task of naming e-mail files needs to be considered and planned before the project is started, or the final results may be unsuitable.

Converting Email to PDF

At Encryptomatic LLC, we have been helping our customer’s convert e-mail messages into PDF files for nearly a decade.  Our products include PstViewer Pro, an email to PDF converter for Windows desktop, and MessageExport, an e-mail convert that works within Microsoft Outlook.

Both products are well suited to the task of convert e-mail to PDF.  Both provide options for naming the PDF files in complex ways.  Either can convert most e-mail attachments directly into the PDF image, or they can embed the files with the PDF so they can be extracted later.  Both products support PDF/A e-mail archiving standard.

Visit Encryptomatic.com to learn more about this products and to download a 15 day free trial.We invite you to reach out to our support team with any questions. you may have.