Exporting and Importing Data from Windows® Live Mail To Mozilla® Thunderbird
What are the differences between Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird?
Windows Live Mail is the e-mail application and personal data management program that is developed by Microsoft. Mozilla Thunderbird is the e-mail client that performs the same tasks mentioned above and is developed by the Mozilla group. Both the applications are better equipped for e-mail account management. The application programs are also available in various versions for the purpose of using them in different operating systems. The latest version of the Windows Live Mail is Windows Live Mail 2011. The application provides capability to manage multiple e-mail accounts, organized conversations, calendar options, etc. The Mozilla Thunderbird application provides easy to use interface along with the e-mail application task. The 'Tabs' and 'Search' options provided with the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client are essential for the purpose of efficient management of the e-mail application.
Discussed below are some points related to Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Difference Between the two applications
- Tips to export data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
- Tips to import data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
Difference Between the Two Applications
Windows Live Mail provides options for grouping the messages through the conversation functionality. The feature is absent in the Mozilla Thunderbird application. However the program provides better support for the access of various e-mail messages through efficient search options. The Activity Manager and Attachment Reminder are the other distinct features included in the Mozilla Thunderbird. Sharing feature is another option provided to the Windows Live Mail users that is different from the Mozilla Thunderbird application. The Mozilla Thunderbird application on the other hand provides various security options for the users for the protection of the e-mail messages.
Tips to export data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
The data from the Windows Live Mail application can be exported to the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client when the user switched from the former to the latter application. The export functionality is provided at the top menu portion of the Windows Live Mail interface window. Click on 'Export' option and select the data that is to be exported from the application. The format for the exporting function also should be selected. Save the exported file into any of the system location and then perform the export to the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
Tips to import data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
Data such as contacts, calendars or e-mail messages can be imported from the Windows Live Mail application to the Mozilla Thunderbird using the import option of Mozilla Thunderbird. Click on 'Import' option at the top file menu and choose the 'File' format and then perform the import process. At first the user should save the data exported from the Windows Live Mail at the system desktop and the saved data should be imported to Mozilla Thunderbird.
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