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how do I import .eml messages?

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I have email messages in folders in the .eml format; but none of the three import programs see them as messages when I point to the folders. How can I import them into thunderbird as local folders?

Thanks, in advance.

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Download ImportExporttools to eg: desktop or Downloads folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools/

How to install addon: Tools > Addons or menu icon > addons

Click on gear icon and select 'Install addon from file' locate the file you just downloaded and clickon Open. see image below


How to use to import .eml files: Right click on the folder which you want to import into. Select 'ImportExportTools > import all messages from a directory > just from the directory. Select the folder containing the .eml files click on 'Select folder'

or you can use: Right click on the folder which you want to import into. Select 'ImportExportTools > import messages choose the actual .eml files and click on 'Open'

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Chosen Solution

Download ImportExporttools to eg: desktop or Downloads folder: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools/

How to install addon: Tools > Addons or menu icon > addons

Click on gear icon and select 'Install addon from file' locate the file you just downloaded and clickon Open. see image below


How to use to import .eml files: Right click on the folder which you want to import into. Select 'ImportExportTools > import all messages from a directory > just from the directory. Select the folder containing the .eml files click on 'Select folder'

or you can use: Right click on the folder which you want to import into. Select 'ImportExportTools > import messages choose the actual .eml files and click on 'Open'

see second image

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Thanks for your help. It worked like a charm!