Simplified Way to Import Email into Outlook from Thunderbird

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Summary: Make use of Thunderbird Emails to Outlook Import Tool to Accurately Import email into Microsoft Outlook from Thunderbird Email Application on All Windows OS.

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source email app, which gives news and chats services as it additional features and also exists as a freeware application for various OS machines. This email application has been common in its time, featuring email management, junk filtering, standard support, many file formats support, cross-platform, extension and themes, and more.

Nowadays, Microsoft Outlook has replaced Mozilla Thunderbird and people are now looking for a method to import email into Outlook from Thunderbird email client. The process can be achieved by using two different ways – manual way and professional or third-party tool.

Manual Way to Import Email into Outlook from Thunderbird

The manual solution is the combination of three different sections that are following to achieve the process of Thunderbird to Outlook:

Section I. Extract MBOX files from Thunderbird.

Section II. Import MBOX Files into Eudora.

Section III. Move Eudora MBOX Files into Outlook.

Drawbacks of Manual Way:

The manual process is applicable only for few MB data, but for large mailbox data, it shows a lot of difficulty and errors. Few of the issues or drawbacks of this process are mentioned below:

  1. Time-consuming and very lengthy procedure.
  2. Suitable for only a few emails conversion from Thunderbird to Outlook.
  3. Chances of data-loss between the whole migration.
  4. Lost folder hierarchy and attachments in this process.
  5. Damage images, inline text, and diagrams.
  6. Easy to use only for a technical person, not suitable for novice users.

Professional Way to Import Thunderbird Email into MS Outlook

After facing a lot of issues and errors in the manual process, you can go with the most suitable way i.e. Thunderbird Converter. The software helps a lot in importing Thunderbird emails into Outlook supported file format. The software is an excellent solution that can auto-locate your Thunderbird profile folders or you can also select Thunderbird mailboxes/folders saved separately to import into Outlook PST file format. Using this tool, you can import email into Outlook PST file or MSG file format from Thunderbird. Now, let’s understand the working of Thunderbird Converter to import email into Outlook from Thunderbird email app.

Steps to Import Thunderbird into Outlook with Thunderbird File Converter

Initially, download, and install the software on your Windows screen.

Step 1. After that launch it, and first check on the Emails option, and then, choose one option between 1. Import default configured Thunderbird mailboxes, and 2. let me choose Thunderbird profiles/mailboxes saved separately. Then, hit on Next button.

Step 2. Now, choose File Mode or Folder Mode to add Thunderbird profile mailboxes or Thunderbird folders for conversion. And then press on the Next.

Step 3. After clicking on the Next, the software will give the preview of every selected Thunderbird email in the preview window, and then click on Export to continue.

Step 4. Now, select the output option as PST to import Thunderbird to PST or select MSG as output option to import Thunderbird to MSG. And then hit on the Browse button to select the destination location. After that, press on the Export button to start the conversion from Thunderbird mailbox to Outlook.

Step 5. Now, you can view the live progress of conversion from Thunderbird to Outlook during the process.

Step 6. When the conversion is finished, click on the Ok button to complete the process.

Try Free Thunderbird Converter – Demo Version

Before getting the licensed version of the software, you can take a trial of it and completely understand the working by importing a few emails from Thunderbird to PST or MSG file format without any cost. The Free Thunderbird Converter demo edition allows the user to import first 20 emails from each Thunderbird mailbox to Outlook with attachments. After satisfied with its functionality you can buy its license key to batch import email into Outlook from Thunderbird.