How to Import MBOX Files into Mozilla Thunderbird

Entire Process to Import MBOX files into Thunderbird Simplified

You have few MBOX files and you are moving to Mozilla Thunderbird environment. Now, it has become mandatory for you to import MBOX files into Thunderbird for fulfilling results. As there is no availability of inbuilt facility that converts MBOX files into Mozilla, now you need to install Add on which is known as ‘ImportExportTools’. It is actually an extension that Mozilla provides for carrying out important functions such as sending and receiving emails or back up according to the need. This help in importing and exporting folders with many options. In fact, this help many a times users to schedule backup of the files of profile or Mail and you can make importation of any of the saved profile as well. The add on talked about is comfortable with all Mozilla Thunderbird editions and easy to download from any reliable web browser.

Process to Import MBOX File in Mozilla Thunderbird via “ImportExportTools” Addon: Here are the precise steps that take you to successful email migration from MBOX into Thunderbird, go through them:

  • First of all install “ImportExportTools” Addon.
  • Launch Mozilla Thunderbird email application on your PC
  • Press Tools >> choose “ImportExportTools” from the mentioned list
  • Then from the next list, select ‘Import MBOX File’

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  • After you click the mentioned open, window will appear showing the way to import file
  • Choose option ‘Import directly to one or more MBOX files’
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  • Check several available options as per the need and then press ‘OK’ for proceeding further
  • Browse MBOX file and then press ‘open to import the file in Thunderbird’

The step-by-step process mentioned here will lead to get over with the import process. View the files on Thunderbird profile. Make sure for taking backup of MBOX files as soon as you import them. The process explained is absolutely perfect for Thunderbird for Windows OS. However, process for Mac OS is different from Windows. You won’t come across any hurdles if steps are implanted in a prim and proper way.

In addition to this, if you ever fall into need to convert Thunderbird emails into Outlook because Outlook is most used emailing application amongst home users as well as organization runners then get done with the migration and for such a need, save Thunderbird MBOX files into PST files of Outlook.