Import E-mails to Mozilla® Thunderbird®
Why to import mail, account settings and preferences from other mail clients to Mozilla Thunderbird? Discuss tips to do that.
Thunderbird is the latest web browser from Mozilla Corporation. It has been added with many new and improved features to enhance the browsing experience. The browser can work as a cross-platform e-mail client for its users. It provides customizable, secure and stable e-mailing performance to its users. You may be using some other e-mail clients like Gmail, Windows Live Mail and Yahoo Mail as the default mail client in the system. You can use Thunderbird as the open source e-mail client. But, you may have made many settings and preferences in the e-mail client. There may be a number of e-mails residing in the e-mail client. As you move to a new e-mail client, it is important to import all these details to Mozilla Thunderbird also. It is required so as to work with these in future. The main purpose of importing mail, account settings and preferences from other mail clients to Mozilla Thunderbird is that it helps to access all the settings and information in Thunderbird.
Following are some tips to import mail, account settings and preferences from other mail clients to Thunderbird:
- Importing e-mail accounts settings
- Importing e-mails
Importing e-mail accounts settings
You can import your e-mail accounts settings to Mozilla Thunderbird easily. To do this, you need to get the Tools menu of Mozilla Thunderbird and select 'Import' options. The Import Wizard gets opened in which you need to select 'Settings' options. Mozilla Thunderbird then gives you a confirmation message. It states that the settings were imported successfully. To verify the task completed successfully, you need to open account settings under Tools menu and check for the imported e-mail accounts settings.
You can import e-mails to Mozilla Thunderbird by the use of ImportExportTools plug-in. to do this, you need to download the plug-in and save it in the system. Then, open up the browser and select 'Add-ons' from the Tools menu. You need to then select 'Install' option and browse to the plug-in folder. After installing the plug-in, you need to run the tool and select the 'Browse' button. Then, select the other e-mail client folder from which you need to import e-mails. Highlight all the files having .EML extension. You need to then just click on 'Import' button and get e-mails imported.
There are some tips to take care while importing mail, account settings and preferences from other mail clients to Mozilla Thunderbird. You need to take care of closing other e-mail accounts while the importing task is being take place. The opening of e-mail windows may cause interruption in the importing task. It is always good to update Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client with latest features before you start the importing task.
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