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How to import Account settings to TB?

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In the process of migrating from XP to Win 8, I have rediscovered a very old (ex dial up, payg) mailbox account which I want to start using again but have forgotten the password. The account is already set up in Outlook backup files and has the (encrypted) password. The ISP (TalkTalk) cannot help with the password because it is an old dialup account with Tiscali and they do not have the records. TB is already set up and configured for the current mail accounts. Is there a way to import the .iaf into TB to add to the existing account? If I set up a new (empty) profile and managed to import the settings from Outlook, can the profiles be merged? Can Account settings be exported from TB for importing to the new profile?

Thanks in advance

In the process of migrating from XP to Win 8, I have rediscovered a very old (ex dial up, payg) mailbox account which I want to start using again but have forgotten the password. The account is already set up in Outlook backup files and has the (encrypted) password. The ISP (TalkTalk) cannot help with the password because it is an old dialup account with Tiscali and they do not have the records. TB is already set up and configured for the current mail accounts. Is there a way to import the .iaf into TB to add to the existing account? If I set up a new (empty) profile and managed to import the settings from Outlook, can the profiles be merged? Can Account settings be exported from TB for importing to the new profile? Thanks in advance

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Moses
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Thunderbird doesn't recognize .iaf files to my knowledge.

Assuming you're using Outlook Express you can use the following link to import your data from OE


If that doesn't work, then I'm afraid you can't transfer your settings over.

I would probably let someone else answer, who knows more about Thunderbird than I do.

Thunderbird doesn't recognize .iaf files to my knowledge. Assuming you're using Outlook Express you can use the following link to import your data from OE *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_from_Outlook_Express ---- If that doesn't work, then I'm afraid you can't transfer your settings over. I would probably let someone else answer, who knows more about Thunderbird than I do.

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Matt
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Another old post without an answer.

Install Outlook. Even a trial copy will do. Load the file into Outlook and make it the default.

Make sure you have Thunderbird 31 or earlier and use the import option from the tools menu to import account settings from outlook

Another old post without an answer. Install Outlook. Even a trial copy will do. Load the file into Outlook and make it the default. Make sure you have Thunderbird 31 or earlier and use the import option from the tools menu to import account settings from outlook