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Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

  1. #1


    Chris68164 Guest

    Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    I can't find a way to import all of my email messages and address book from
    Mozilla Thunderbird to Windows mail. I am not sure of the extensions that
    Thunderbird uses.

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  2. #2


    Terry R. Guest

    Re: Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    The date and time was 5/9/2008 1:28 PM, and on a whim, Chris68164
    pounded out on the keyboard:

    > I can't find a way to import all of my email messages and address book from
    > Mozilla Thunderbird to Windows mail. I am not sure of the extensions that
    > Thunderbird uses.
    Hi Chris,

    Here is a link:
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Export_mai..._or_Apple_Mail

    There are a few methods described.

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    Dave Guest

    Re: Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    Get the ImportExport message extension for Thunderbird
    http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html

    Tbird:
    highlight a folder
    Tools - Import/Export in mbox/eml format - Export all messages in the
    folder - EML format
    pick a location to save the files
    OK
    the files will be saved in a subfolder
    (do this for all the folders)

    WM/WLM:
    File - Import - Messages - Windows Live Mail
    select the folder location you saved the files to
    next
    All folders
    next
    Finish

    The messages are located in Imported Folder




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    "Chris68164" <Chris68164@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8B4C9921-627A-46A3-9E52-3501748855A1@xxxxxx

    > I can't find a way to import all of my email messages and address book
    > from
    > Mozilla Thunderbird to Windows mail. I am not sure of the extensions that
    > Thunderbird uses.

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    Chris68164 Guest

    Re: Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    All I have of the Thunderbird is old folder that was backed up on hard drive
    before new motherboard was installed, so where do I look and what is the
    folder that would have the emails in? The extensions for Thunderbird (mbox) I
    have tried doing a search and nothing comes up. I should have never gone from
    Outlook express to Thunderbird............. Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Dave" wrote:

    > Get the ImportExport message extension for Thunderbird
    > http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html
    >
    > Tbird:
    > highlight a folder
    > Tools - Import/Export in mbox/eml format - Export all messages in the
    > folder - EML format
    > pick a location to save the files
    > OK
    > the files will be saved in a subfolder
    > (do this for all the folders)
    >
    > WM/WLM:
    > File - Import - Messages - Windows Live Mail
    > select the folder location you saved the files to
    > next
    > All folders
    > next
    > Finish
    >
    > The messages are located in Imported Folder
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >
    >
    > "Chris68164" <Chris68164@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:8B4C9921-627A-46A3-9E52-3501748855A1@xxxxxx

    > > I can't find a way to import all of my email messages and address book
    > > from
    > > Mozilla Thunderbird to Windows mail. I am not sure of the extensions that
    > > Thunderbird uses.
    >
    >

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  5. #5


    Dave Guest

    Re: Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    The Thunderbird emails should be stored somewhere under
    C:\Users\(youraccount)\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles
    AFAIK, they are in mbox format, but have no extension. Look for folder
    names, like Inbox, etc.

    But you would need to reinstall Thunderbird in order to do an export.

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    "Chris68164" <Chris68164@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BEF1C1E8-7785-4AC0-9BE6-8D13D331E36D@xxxxxx

    > All I have of the Thunderbird is old folder that was backed up on hard
    > drive
    > before new motherboard was installed, so where do I look and what is the
    > folder that would have the emails in? The extensions for Thunderbird
    > (mbox) I
    > have tried doing a search and nothing comes up. I should have never gone
    > from
    > Outlook express to Thunderbird............. Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >
    > "Dave" wrote:
    >

    >> Get the ImportExport message extension for Thunderbird
    >> http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html
    >>
    >> Tbird:
    >> highlight a folder
    >> Tools - Import/Export in mbox/eml format - Export all messages in the
    >> folder - EML format
    >> pick a location to save the files
    >> OK
    >> the files will be saved in a subfolder
    >> (do this for all the folders)
    >>
    >> WM/WLM:
    >> File - Import - Messages - Windows Live Mail
    >> select the folder location you saved the files to
    >> next
    >> All folders
    >> next
    >> Finish
    >>
    >> The messages are located in Imported Folder
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
    >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >>
    >>
    >> "Chris68164" <Chris68164@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:8B4C9921-627A-46A3-9E52-3501748855A1@xxxxxx

    >> > I can't find a way to import all of my email messages and address book
    >> > from
    >> > Mozilla Thunderbird to Windows mail. I am not sure of the extensions
    >> > that
    >> > Thunderbird uses.
    >>
    >>

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  6. #6


    Holger Metzger Guest

    Re: Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    "Chris68164" <Chris68164@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > All I have of the Thunderbird is old folder that was backed up on hard
    > drive
    > before new motherboard was installed, so where do I look and what is
    > the
    > folder that would have the emails in? The extensions for Thunderbird
    > (mbox) I
    > have tried doing a search and nothing comes up. I should have never
    > gone from
    > Outlook express to Thunderbird............. Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    To convert my Thunderbird e-mails I used the program mbx2eml from
    http://home.arcor.de/luethje/prog/mbx2e_en.htm -- *t converts the format
    Thunderbird uses (mbox) into separate eml files which can then simply be
    "dragged" into Windows Mail. There is no need to have Thunderbird
    installed to use this program. I converted approx. 2gb of e-mails with
    this, worked like a charm.

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    Holger


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  7. #7


    Terry R. Guest

    Re: Importing email from Thunderbird to Windows mail

    The date and time was 5/9/2008 4:59 PM, and on a whim, Chris68164
    pounded out on the keyboard:

    > All I have of the Thunderbird is old folder that was backed up on hard drive
    > before new motherboard was installed, so where do I look and what is the
    > folder that would have the emails in? The extensions for Thunderbird (mbox) I
    > have tried doing a search and nothing comes up. I should have never gone from
    > Outlook express to Thunderbird............. Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    >
    The link I provided explains how to do it. You must not have read it
    carefully, as there are no "mbox" extensions.
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