Tips to import Mozilla® Thunderbird e-mail into Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the methods for importing Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail into Microsoft Outlook Express?
Mozilla Thunderbird includes numerous features within it and a lot of security settings in order to protect the users and their system from different intruders. There are different versions for Mozilla Thunderbird like Mozilla Thunderbird version 1.0, Mozilla Thunderbird version 2.0, Mozilla Thunderbird version 3.0 etc. Users could import e-mails and other information according to user convenience or due to some other reasons to Microsoft Outlook Express. Microsoft Outlook Express is also an e-mail client designed by Microsoft Corporation. It comes mainly bundled with Windows XP Operating Systems. It is specially designed for home users. Mozilla Thunderbird does not offer 'Export' feature that is capable of exporting mail archives in the format understandable by Microsoft Outlook Express. This is hence possible via IMAPSize.
Following are some information about importing Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail into Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Need for importing
- Locate and convert MBOX files
- Importing to Microsoft Outlook Express
Need for importing
Due to some reasons users could perform importing of all relevant information from thunderbird to Outlook Express. This is possible mainly due to user convenience, if the user is not comfortable with thunderbird and if you like Outlook Express attributes, you could import from Thunderbird to OE. This is also applicable if user wants to change the work place where the most commonly used application is Outlook Express.
Locate and convert MBOX files
Thunderbird keeps messages in mbox files format. In order to import the files users have to locate the stored messages. After this users have to covert this to mbox file to eml files. This is done by IMAPSize. The IMAPSize offers mbox2eml tool that could convert any number of mbox files to eml files. For this users have to download and install IMAP Size. Then select the mbox file that are to be converted and then have to select a location where the generated eml files are to be stored. Now click "Convert" and IMAPSize starts converting the files.
After completing the above process start Outlook Express and create a new folder to import your messages. Open your web browser and locate the generated eml files. After this select these generated files and drag and drop them into the OE application window. Now the generated eml files are imported to Outlook Express from Thunderbird.
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