Thunderbird to outlook

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer mail and address book from Mozilla thunderbird to MS outlook
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The way I did it was to send myself an email and attach all my thunderbird messages to it. Worked a treat.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This is what I used - mbox2eml:
    http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/mbox2eml.html

    You basically have to open up each of the Thunderbird mbox files in the app (one for each folder - Inbox, Sent Items, etc) and it will export them to multiple .eml files (one for each email message). The mbox files are located in your profile folder, by default.
    Once you have the .eml files, open up Outlook Express, select all the .eml files in Explorer, and drag-and-drop them into the Inbox folder in OE.
    Finally, you can use Outlook's import wizard to import mail from Outlook Express.

    It's a multi-step process, but it works. :)

    There are a couple of alternate methods here:
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Export_Outlook