Zmeil can recover email messages from the databases used
by the most widespread email clients, including
Microsoft Outlook Express (.dbx files)
Microsoft Outlook (PST format) unless the database uses "strong
encryption" (Outlook default setting is "simple encryption").
TheBat! (.tbb files)
Eudora (.mbx files)
Zmeil is very simple to use. When started, Zmeil
automatically scans the known locations looking for the databases of
the most common e-mail clients. All you need is to select which database
files to recover, set a couple of simple options (specify the
email client type - like, for example, "Outlook Express (.dbx)" for
Outlook Express repair) and that's it. In case the database is
severely damaged Zmeil extracts anything
somewhat resembling the email message.
The recovered messages are stored in .eml files, in the UNIX
mailbox format, or exported to MS Outlook. These messages can later be imported to any decent email
client and reused.
Zmeil does not repair the email
database in-place, but stores the extracted messages separately from the
original email database. The original database remains unchanged,
eliminating the risk of further damaging it.