How to Import PST Files in Mozilla Thunderbird?
Mozilla Thunderbird is the most popular email client. To import standalone .pst file to Mozilla Thunderbird you need to follow some steps as uses .mbox file instead of .pst file. For importing the PST files in Thunderbird email client first use the MS Outlook to decode the .pst file for which you need to install MS Outlook in your computer. Then select file option then import and export to import the .pst file to MS Outlook. Once the messages have been successfully imported, you can open Mozilla Thunderbird and select Tools then Import and then Mail within Thunderbird. Choose MS Outlook as the default client from which to import. Install Mozilla Thunderbird in another computer and open the MS outlook on this computer where you need to copy the .pst file. Then you need to choose the .pst file and click next and then use the browser button to navigate the location of the .pst file and click open. Then import the files on computer to MS Outlook.
Following are the features of Mozilla Thunderbird and points to keep in mind:
- Tabbed Interface
- Advanced Filtering Tools
- Points to keep in mind
This feature was the first that was implemented in Mozilla Thunderbird and allows users to open multiple folders, emails and help in searching easily. When you exit form Thunderbird all the tabs that is currently opened are saved and it will be restored the next time you open Mozilla Thunderbird.
Advanced Filtering Tools
There is a quick filter toolbar that lets you filter emails faster from the sidebar, they can be filtered by emails that are send by you, send to you and those that include attachments. It’s possible for you to filter your email using New Messages and Tags in your Address Book. Click any person and you will be able to filter out the emails send or received by or from that person.
Points to keep in Mind
Mozilla Thunderbird can import various messages and also the settings from an existing MS Outlook installation, it is possible for the .pst to Import add-on that lets you set up email on Linux systems, and provides the users the ability to take particular email folders from the stand-alone .pst file. While importing remember to install Mozilla Thunderbird on some other system that has a compatible version of MS Outlook and make the MS Outlook as the default email client.
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