Thunderbird won't import local messages from Apple Mail
Hello! Migrating to Thunderbird 68.2.2 and I'm having a problem importing local messages on my MacBook Pro running 10.15.1. Tools > Import > Mail > Apple Mail leads to a message saying "Mail was successful imported from Apple Mail. No mailboxes were found to import." Mail, however, does have two local folders of mail showing.
I tried to install the ImportExportTools NG 4.0.4 add-on to see if that would help, but selecting Add to Thunderbird doesn't seem to do anything.
Any assistance importing my messages would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Try this method:
Thanks @sfhowes! Had to tweak the instructions a bit, but it did the trick. Much appreciated!
Glad it worked. Please post your method for the sake of other users.
The link in the post you shared was a bit easier for me to understand, so I followed its instructions:
Those instructions said to put the .mbox files in
I don't have the folder chjkodif.default though. The only folder I have there ending in .default is qgqjengt.default, and that folder doesn't have any subfolders. So instead, I put the .mbox files in
Prior to TB 68, the default profile folder was named random8characters.default, but now it's named random8characters.default-release
There is a list of profiles in Help/Troubleshooting Information, about:profiles.