How to Convert Act! Email Messages [IMA, IML, DET, & MSG]?

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 10th, 2024 • 7 Min Read

Several Act! CRM users are still looking for a reliable and durable solution to convert Act email messages. Sometimes this task becomes most crucial for businesses and professional users. Thereafter, users start searching for the best way to convert Act! Email messages, users also ask questions on multiple community forum websites.

Recently one of our respective clients sent an email to the BitRecover Support team, he was also looking for an Act email conversion method as mentioned below.

User Query!

I have 1000+ old Sage ACT! or Act! email files stored in *.ima, *.iml, *.det, and *.msg formats. These Act! E-mail files are stored on a local hard drive. Currently, I am using a Microsoft Outlook email client that supports PST files. Hence, now I want to convert Act emails to PST format. If you have any trustworthy software or service for converting Act email messages then please suggest it to me. Thanks in advance.

– Emiliano, Florida USA

Expert Reply to Convert Act Email Data

Hi Emiliano, thanks for connecting us to get a trustworthy solution. Don’t worry about your issue, as after receiving your query our developers started developing a specific dedicated software named BitRecover Act! Email Converter. We will provide you, this suggested software tomorrow so please keep patient; we will launch this software with multiple saving options.

Why Do Users Convert Act Emails?

  • Business professionals want to reuse Act emails with other email clients that support different file extensions.
  • Nowadays cloud-based email services are in trending hence some users want to import Act! email messages into cloud services.
  • Sometimes users have the desire to print Act email messages which can be possible after converting Act email to PDF documents.
  • Forensic investigators prefer to convert Act! email messages to PDF because PDF files can be used for legal purposes.
  • Sometimes users want to change Act emails to text documents that can be easily shared and read offline.

About Act! and Its File Extensions

Act! is a customer relationship management (CRM) software that was previously known as Sage ACT! / Swiftpage Act! CRM. Nowadays, several small and medium-sized organizations use this software for email marketing and to get automation facilities.

Act! Email Extensions

  • IMA: This is HTML compatible email message that was first introduced with Act! 6.0.3 version. IMA files may contain email properties including attachments.
  • IML: Act! CRM program uses IML file extension to store its sent emails. Act! users can easily open it without server connectivity.
  • DET: ACT! 5.0 to 6.0.2 versions used the DET file extension to save single email messages without attachments. This is a possessory file extension of Sage ACT! CRM.
  • MSG: This is Microsoft’s proprietary format that is also known as Outlook Message Item File that stores single items. Act! CRM also uses MSG file extension to store emails.

Download Act! Email Converter with Free Demo

Download BitRecover Act! Email Converter that comes with the free demo version. The freeware edition of this software allows to convert the top 25 Act! emails from each folder including all items. So, first, test it and after getting complete satisfaction, you can activate it.

Act Email Converter supports Sage ACT!, Swiftpage Act, and Act! IMA, IML, DET, and MSG files. Even this software provides 35+ different saving options so that you can easily change Act email files according to your choice.

The tool has these saving options PST, MSG, EML, EMLX, TXT, MBOX, HTML, MHT, XPS, RTF, DOC, Windows Live Mail, CSV, vCard, Gmail, Yahoo, TIFF, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, Lotus Notes, Zimbra, Maildir Thunderbird, MyOffice Mail, Entourage (RGE), Outlook for Mac (OLM),, Office 365, Exchange Server, Hosted Exchange Server, G Suite, IBM Verse, Amazon WorkMail, and IMAP Server.

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How to Convert Act! Email Messages?

  1. Start Act Email Converter on your Windows Computer and read the instructions to convert.
    act email converter
  2. Now Add Act! email files in the software panel using Select Files or Select Folders option.
    add act emails
  3. Select Act email files/ folders from the software panel and click on the Next button to continue.
    select required folders
  4. Afterward, choose a saving option from 35+ available choices accordingly.
    choose saving option
  5. Use advance filter options to change Act email messages between dates, by email address, email subject, etc.
    advance filters
  6. Act! Email Converter also provides various file naming options to rename resultant emails.
    file naming options
  7. If you are getting some data missing, choose Advance Mode as shown in the figure.
    use advance mode
  8. After that, browse the choice destination path to store the resultant data.
    browse destination path
  9. Click on the Next button to begin the process to convert Act! emails, please wait.
    convert act email messages
  10. Act email conversion process has been completed successfully, see a pop-up message.
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  11. The software creates a log report about converted data as you can see.
    log report
  12. Lastly, the software will open the destination folder so that you can quickly get the resultant data.
    resultant data

Act Email Converter Features

  • This software supports IMA, IML, DET, and MSG files of Sage ACT!, Swiftpage Act, and Act! programs.
  • It comes with 35+ saving options like email/ document/ desktop email clients/ cloud-email services/ email servers.
  • Act! Email Converter provides two options for adding Act emails in the software panel like Select Files or Select Folders.
  • Once you have added Act email in the software GUI, after that you can check or uncheck the required files for conversion.
  • This application offers several advance filter options to convert Act email messages between a specific date range and multiple other choices.
  • Use multiple file naming options to manage resultant emails and documents in different styles.
  • The Advance Mode option is also helpful if you are getting some information missing while converting.
  • Separate option to extract email addresses from Act emails for marketing purposes.
  • Separate option to save converted messages in the same source folder and browse the choice folder too.
  • The tool shows the live Act email conversion progress status so that you can see the actual conversion status.
  • Act! Email Converter automatically generates a log report file that stores information about converted data.
  • This software maintains the original folder and subfolder structure after completing the conversion.
  • It preserves all email items and properties such as To, Cc, Bcc, From, Date, Time, Year, Subject, Signature, Inline Images, etc.

Software Compatibility

  • Operating System: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, and all.
  • Act! CRM: This is a standalone software that works without Act! software, it requires only Act email files (*.ima, *.iml, *.det, and *.msg).

Any Questions? Get Answer!

Ques 1: How to convert Act! email messages in bulk?

Ans: Use the above-mentioned steps to batch convert Act! emails.

Ques 2: Can I collect all sender and receiver email addresses from Act emails for marketing needs?

Ans: Yes, of course, Act! Email Converter has an isolated option to extract email addresses from Act email messages. It stores email addresses in CSV format as it creates an AllItems.csv file.

Ques 3: Can I install your software on my MacBook laptop?

Ans: No, currently it supports only all Windows Operating Systems, but future you will get its separate variant for Mac OS users.

Ques 4: Does your software keep email attachments while Act email conversion?

Ans: Yes, it preserves all email attachments during the Act email conversion process.

Let’s Wrap Up

In this write-up, we have explained the complete method to convert Act email messages using reliable software. All Act! CRM program users can use this suggested utility to convert Act IMA, IML, DET, and MSG files quickly. This is the only available solution in the online market for Act email conversion. Our technical experts are available 24X7 to assist you with your doubts, you can feel free to connect with our support team.