Import E-mails from Mozilla® Thunderbird 3 to Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Tips to Transfer Mozilla Thunderbird e-mails to Microsoft Outlook 2007.
Mozilla's Thunderbird 3 is a constructive and accepted e-mail application, but it presents an issue when you must transfer your messages to different e-mail software. Mozilla Thunderbird saves e-mails in MBOX format, which a lot of programs, including Microsoft Outlook, cannot understand. Fortunately, it is possible to create copies of Mozilla Thunderbird e-mails in plain-text format with EML extensions using free software such that Microsoft Outlook can read. The process can be a bit prolonged if you have a huge number of e-mail folders, as each folder has to be translated one by one. When problems with Mozilla Thunderbird 3 arise, Mozilla offers a number of methods of support. Uncomplicated troubleshooting steps will be able to rule out general problems that occur when using Mozilla Thunderbird 3.
Techniques to import e-mails from Mozilla Thunderbird 3 to Microsoft Outlook 2007 and tips to resolve issues while doing so are given below:
- Tips for importing Mozilla Thunderbird Mail
- System requirements for importing e-mails
- Issues in Mozilla Thunderbird while importing
Tips for importing Mozilla Thunderbird Mail
Firstly download IMAP Size which takes up a reasonable 1.85MB of space in your computer and can convert your Mozilla Thunderbird 3 e-mail messages to a format that can be read by Microsoft Outlook. Open IMAPSize, and click on 'Tools'. Select 'mbox2eml' and then a new window would appear. Here you can select the files you wish to convert. Mozilla Thunderbird saves each e-mail folder twice, and your e-mails will be in the folder without an extension. Then you can choose where the new files will be saved then click 'Convert' and remember that you have to repeat this process for each folder. Now you will have to first import your e-mails into Microsoft Outlook Express, and then export the same to Microsoft Outlook. For this open Microsoft Outlook Express and go for the local folder where you want to import the e-mails. Then launch Windows Explorer and find the EML files, which you have just produced, then drag and drop them into the Outlook Express folder followed by exporting files from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook. After that you can launch Microsoft Outlook Express and click on 'File' in order to select 'Export', and then hit 'Messages' and hit 'OK'.
System requirements for importing e-mails
Mozilla Thunderbird 3 will no longer support versions of Windows prior to Windows 2000 like Windows 95, 98, ME and NT and Mac OS X versions before 10.4 Tiger. Linux requirements have changed too. Hence do ensure that compatibility mode for unsupported Windows platforms are disabled for the Mozilla Thunderbird 3 executable in Windows. In case of processor and RAM, Mozilla Thunderbird 3 requires a Pentium with 233 MHz or better is specified as minimum requirements, but 500 MHz and above are suggested. With older Windows versions like Windows 2000 or XP, 256 MB RAM are mandatory while 512 MB are said to noticeably speed the system up. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 on the other hand at least 768 MB RAM is required and 1 GB is suggested. On the hard disk Mozilla Thunderbird 3 requires around 52 MB of space.
If the host's servers are down, this might prevent Mozilla Thunderbird 3 from retrieving messages properly. You might also contact Mozilla Support to file a bug report for any unresolved issues because you will be able to receive personalized help. However, check your web connection as a faulty or weak connection will cause problems with Mozilla Thunderbird 3's capability to retrieve your e-mail from the host's server. Also make sure that your e-mail account provider allows third-party client access to e-mails. Then verify that your e-mail host's servers are running properly.
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