How to Transfer Emails from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook
Looking for a reliable solution to transfer emails from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook, then you are on right place. Read this blog till end to know how to transfer email from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook in a very sophisticated manner. Here we will discuss both manual method and an automated method to export emails from Thunderbird to Outlook easily.
Benefit of Exporting Email from Thunderbird to Outlook
Every organization uses a desktop based email client to fulfil their emailing need. The choice of selecting email client depend upon the function and features of the email client, which suits their requirement. Users of both Thunderbird and Outlook are spread all over the world. These email clients are widely used on both personal level and business level, but Outlook is mostly preferred by business class no matter whether they are small or big in size. Day by day with enhancement in technology users need also changes. There are various reasons available because of which users choose Outlook instead of Thunderbird.
- Outlook offer various advanced features which are sufficient to fulfil today’s user requirement.
- Microsoft Outlook has user friendly interface which enable any naïve user to use it easily.
- Outlook provides higher security than any other email client, it allow user to secure their PST file by imposing password.
Methods to Transfer Email from Thunderbird to Outlook
- Export email from Thunderbird to Outlook by drag and drop method
- Export email from Thunderbird to Outlook through IMAP
- An Automated Method: Thunderbird Converter
Manual Method: -
Method 1: Transfer Thunderbird Profile to Outlook by Drag and Drop Method
Drag and drop method consist 2 phases to transfer Thunderbird profile to Outlook
- Create a new folder on your system and name it according to your need.
- Open Thunderbird application on your system.
- Now use drag and drop method to move emails from Thunderbird to the new folder created earlier.
- Run MS Outlook on your system.
- Now again use drag and drop method to transfer files from the new folder to Outlook.
Drawbacks of Drag and Drop Method.
- The method is not capable of changing MBOX format to PST.
- Drag and drop method is not efficient as it takes lots of time in transferring Thunderbird file to Outlook.
Method 2: Transfer Thunderbird Profile to Outlook through
Note: Disable two step authentication and allow less secure app enabled in Gmail account setting
- Open your Gmail account and fill all the login credential of your Gmail account.
- Now go to gear option and open Gmail settings.
- Further press the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and enable IMAP option.
- Now configure IMAP account and press Save Changes option.
- Open Thunderbird email client and fill all the login details and hit Continue button.
- Now go to IMAP checkbox and enter all the required information and press Re-test button.
- Once you have successfully filled all the required information, hit the New Account option.
- Then try to open any mail of Gmail in Thunderbird.
- Run Microsoft Outlook on your system.
- Go to File and then click on add account.
- Now Select Manual setup/additional server type>>IMAP and POP.
- Finally fill your Login Credential and hit on Ok.
An Automated Method: Thunderbird Converter
Thunderbird Converter is a third party software which gives you complete solution of how to transfer email from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook. The software supports all edition of Outlook i.e. 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 etc. Thunderbird Converter also allows you to split your huge sized PST files in small parts. Let’s see the step by step working of the software.
- Download Thunderbird Converter and Run it on your PC.
- Now choose the option File mode/Folder mode to load your Thunderbird files in software.
- After loading the MBOX files the software show complete preview of the selected files, cross- check the selected files.
- Further select Outlook in the Select Saving Option format and then hit on Next.
- Now apply the advanced filters such as date, to, from, subject etc. offered by Thunderbird Converter.
- Further browse for the destination location in which you want to save your resultant PST files and click on Export button.
- Finally a pop window open with a message of conversion completed successfully, you can save it by clicking on Save Report option otherwise click ok to end the process.
In this blog we discussed two manual method and a smart solution Thunderbird Converter which enable user to know how to transfer email from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook. You can use any of them according to your need. We suggest you to opt Thunderbird Converter if you have bulk of database to migrate and you don’t want to take risk. Download Thunderbird Converter demo version to know the working of software practically. The demo version gives free transfer of first 20 Thunderbird mail to Outlook.