Comparison between Windows® Mail an Mozilla® Thunderbird
How is Windows Mail different from Mozilla Thundebird? What are the different ways to transfer e-mail from Windows Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird?
Windows Mail is a widely used e-mail program. It is the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express. This e-mail program is shipped with Windows Vista. It can be used widely as an e-mail and news client. This e-mail program has got a new interface, and is reliable. There is also a junk e-mail filter, for blocking spam. By simply using the newsgroup feature, you will be able to manage newsgroups. This e-mail program can be used for composing, retrieving and managing e-mail messages. Mozilla Thunderbird is a famous e-mail client applications now-a-days because of simpler functions and an easy interface. It is user-friendly and is also firmware. You can download this application from the proper website and it is free of cost. User interface in Mozilla Thunderbird simpler than in Windows Mail. Search and various other miscellaneous options such as To-Do in Mozilla Thunderbird is not there in Windows Mail.
The following points explain the method to transfer mail from Windows Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Download the necessary applications
- Transfer mail accounts
- Transfer e-mails
Download necessary applications
The first step for transferring mail from Windows Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird is the downloading of all necessary applications. You first need to install Mozilla Thunderbird on the system. Sometimes the system may fail to work with these two applications together. So you should ensure their compatibility.
Transfer mail accounts
Before transferring e-mail from Windows Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird, you need to transfer e-mail accounts. This is possible with the Accounts' option in 'Tools' menu. You will see Internet Accounts option in a pop-up Window and from there you need to select the e-mail account that you need to export. The settings will be stored in the .iaf file, and you can transfer each account separately.
After transferring e-mail accounts from Windows Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird, you can transfer e-mail messages. There are various tools helps to transfer mails from Windows Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird. An Import/Export tool is an example of such an option, and can be used to transfer mails. Options to import and export will be added automatically to your mail client and then you can transfer mails easily.
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