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Import form Mac Os Mail V6 to Thunderbird (both 52.9.1 and 60.2.1) fails: "no mailboxes were found to import" even if I actually have thousands of emails on Mac
I also tried alternative ways:
1) exporting mbox folders tree from Mac Mail and importing them in MTB by "Import ..." tool. Nothing happens
2) copying the above mbox structure to MTB Local Folders: some actual folder name appears, but empty
2) linknig to MTB local folders the original V6 Mac Mail folders: some actual folder name appears, but empty
I am looking for a solution or a workaround compatible with my about 11.000 messages spread over hundreds of subfolders.
Thank you in aadvance and best regards, Luca
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Finding the actual mbox files in the Mac mbox files seems to be the key step:
maybe I missed something, but it seems that I have to explicitly import (by hand) one folder at a time, despite the nested organization of all folders: for each folder I have to import its messages and its subfolders separately by repeating the suggested action. In my case the solution is not feasible because I have a huge tree of nested folders, with about 500 nodes (folders) and 10 as average depth. About 11.000 messages. Thus my feeling is that I have to wait for a complete automatic support from Thunderbird, and I hope such a support will come soon.
I wouldn't be too optimistic about there ever being a TB option to import complex folder structures from Mac Mail, given there are relatively few Mac users. Importing from Outlook, a much more common process, is far from perfect, even in current versions of TB. You might find that a commercial 3rd-party converter is the best, if not the only, method.