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Import Thunderbird messages into OutlookExpress


Overclocked Like A Mother
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).




OSNN Godlike Veteran
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


Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Jewelzz said:
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
Same here, one of the main reason I like Thunderbird is that it handles mutliple accounts much better than Outlook or Outlook Express.


Overclocked Like A Mother
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.



Glaanies script monkey
Political User
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:

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

<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>


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


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