Export mail from Thunderbird to Outlook

Exporting your email from Thunderbird to Office Outlook can be a difficult task. The import tool in Outlook does not support Thunderbird mailboxes, and Thunderbird does not provide any export options.

This is where Aid4Mail MBOX Converter can help. It can export your Thunderbird mail to EML files without altering the originals. These EML files can then be imported directly either into Outlook Express, Windows Mail, or Windows Live Mail, which can all export your mail to Outlook.

Step-by-step tutorial

  1. First convert your emails from Thunderbird to EML.
  2. Next transfer your EML files to one of the following mail programs:
  3. Then export your emails using the same program as in step #2:

This final step requires that you have Outlook installed on your computer. Note that this procedure, like all other free methods, will not preserve your Thunderbird mail status information (unread, read, replied, etc.). Furthermore, images embedded in messages usually get converted to attachments in which case you will only see empty place holders in Outlook.

If you want to restore your mail status information and have images displayed correctly, as in your original messages, please consider using our Aid4Mail commercial edition. It costs as little as $29.95 US.

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