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How do I migrate from Outlook Express to Thunderbird?

I'm moving from a WinXP computer to a new Win7 machine. Should I first switch from Outlook Express to Thunderbird on the old machine (and what's the procedure?) and them… (read more)

I'm moving from a WinXP computer to a new Win7 machine. Should I first switch from Outlook Express to Thunderbird on the old machine (and what's the procedure?) and them migrate to the new one, or set up Thunderbird on the new one and export the Outlook Express data from the old machine? Thanks.

Asked by Jerryg55 6 years ago

Answered by hirussellsmith 6 years ago

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import .pst file into Thunderbird containing exported Outlook addresses

I have a .pst file on my PC exported from Outlook containing all my addresses. How to import into Thunderbird?? I tried earlier to import Outlook Addressen into Thunderbi… (read more)

I have a .pst file on my PC exported from Outlook containing all my addresses. How to import into Thunderbird??

I tried earlier to import Outlook Addressen into Thunderbird Addressbook but that did not work prompting:

Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fullfil the messaging request. Outlook was at that point in time my defauls mail client.

I hope I made myself understood

Asked by cvdwiel 5 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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How to import storage folders from Windows Live Mail into Thunderbird

I am trying to import .eml files that I have in storage folders in WLM into Thunderbird. From the help section on Thunderbird: Importing Windows Mail (.eml files) into T… (read more)

I am trying to import .eml files that I have in storage folders in WLM into Thunderbird. From the help section on Thunderbird:

Importing Windows Mail (.eml files) into Thunderbird is enabled by the third-party add-on ImportExport Tools. Download and install this add-on to transfer messages from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird.

However, ImportExport Tools is an .xpi file and my computer (Windows 7) cannot open it. Although I found a program online that convert it into something readable, my virus software identified the program as malware. Does anyone know a way to safely convert an .xpi file into something Windows can recognize and execute?

Or, is there some other way to get this add-on to run?

Asked by Queenmab100 5 years ago

Answered by Gnospen 5 years ago

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Trying to import PST folder(s)

I am trying to import old Outlook emails in PST folders to Thunderbird. I have created a new local folder in Tbird but there is no "import" facility when I right click on… (read more)

I am trying to import old Outlook emails in PST folders to Thunderbird. I have created a new local folder in Tbird but there is no "import" facility when I right click on it.

I am using Windows 10

Thanks

Asked by jacksongol 3 years ago

Answered by user1121639 3 years ago

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Can I add a second email to my email account?

Okay, I downloaded the Thunderbird email program, so I am now able to get one of my emails through the thunderbird. However, I have another email that I would like to al… (read more)

Okay, I downloaded the Thunderbird email program, so I am now able to get one of my emails through the thunderbird. However, I have another email that I would like to also go through Thunderbird. How would I do that?

Asked by SWinett 6 years ago

Answered by user01229325 6 years ago

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installing Thunderbird on android

Hi, I downloaded Thunderbird Portable for Android onto my Samsung Tablet successfully. However, when I go to the Downloads folder and tap the exe file I get a message whi… (read more)

Hi, I downloaded Thunderbird Portable for Android onto my Samsung Tablet successfully. However, when I go to the Downloads folder and tap the exe file I get a message which says: "Unable to find a program to install this app". I have already allowed installation from unknown sources under the security setting, so that isn't the problem.

Can anyone help please? Many thanks.

Asked by everest 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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convert pst to mbox and Import mbox to thunderbird

I have 18 gb of pst file and want a solution to convert pst to mbox for saving backup file for future and import mbox file to my Thunderbird account directly. Please help… (read more)

I have 18 gb of pst file and want a solution to convert pst to mbox for saving backup file for future and import mbox file to my Thunderbird account directly.

Please help me???

Asked by kritikasingh88 2 years ago

Answered by kritikasingh88 2 years ago

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How Can I set up Thunderbird for multiple email addresses

I am using Eudora 7 to handle 6 email accounts on a Windows XP SP3 machine. I want to install Thunderbird on the same machine and import the email addresses. I have Eud… (read more)

I am using Eudora 7 to handle 6 email accounts on a Windows XP SP3 machine. I want to install Thunderbird on the same machine and import the email addresses. I have Eudora setup to store the data files for each email address in a different data directory. This allows me to have a different icon on the desktop for each email account. Clicking on an icon starts Eudora with the email address data stored in a specific directory.

What I don't know is how to have Thunderbird import the different email addresses from Eudora to Thunderbird and how to keep the individual email address data separate in Thunderbird.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by DrDavid 6 years ago

Answered by Matt 6 years ago

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how do I import .eml messages?

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 t… (read more)

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.

Asked by BoMan47 5 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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When using IMAP: cannot find the option to set "leave downloaded message on server for xx days"

Own 4 machines (2x win7 with serversetting POP, 2x win8.1 with serversetting IMAP). All machines have Thunderbird version 31.0 (dutch) installed. The IMAP machines will e… (read more)

Own 4 machines (2x win7 with serversetting POP, 2x win8.1 with serversetting IMAP). All machines have Thunderbird version 31.0 (dutch) installed. The IMAP machines will erase downloaded messages from the server. Unfortunatley I cannot find the setting to leave these messages on the server. Now when I use the win7 machines with POP setting (after the one of the other Win machines with IMAP setting were used) the messages will not appear anmore. On the machines using POP on the server settings screen this option for leaving the messages on the server is clearly shown (and active), wereas on the others it is not shown at all. Please clearify.

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Asked by fknijf 6 years ago

Answered by Matt 6 years ago

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Thunderbird does not work with office 365

Hi, i am using version 31.6.0 of Thunderbird on Linux Mint 17.1. I've searched everywhere and tried all different configurations I found. Nothing seems to work. I get er… (read more)

Hi, i am using version 31.6.0 of Thunderbird on Linux Mint 17.1. I've searched everywhere and tried all different configurations I found. Nothing seems to work. I get errors similar to "Login to server outlook.office365.com" failed (and no it is not a password issue). I suspect it has to do with exactly what server it's hitting (tried many different recommended ones). It works using firefox outlook web access. Anyone have a solution before I give up ? ps- here is a sample of my current settings :

Account name: myname@mycompany.com Name: my name e-mail : myname@mycompany.com IMAP Server name: outlook.office365.com port 993 (also tried defaults for pop, etc) User Name: myname@mycompany.com (pretty sure I also tried My name) Connection security : (SSL/TLS (also tried others) Auth method: Normal (tried others)

Asked by JP11 5 years ago

Answered by JP11 5 years ago

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won't recognize my username and password

Windows 8 deleted my user profile last night for reasons unknown. So today I am in the process of setting up a new profile, emails on thunderbird, basically everything (… (read more)

Windows 8 deleted my user profile last night for reasons unknown. So today I am in the process of setting up a new profile, emails on thunderbird, basically everything (cheers windows 8).

Decided to stick my hotmail and gmail accounts onto thunderbird as well as my work. All work fine apart from gmail. Basically it will not recognise my username or password.

"Configuration could not be verified - Is the username or password wrong?"

Deff not. I have signed in and also changed the password specifically because of this error. Both are in working order. I have rechecked...........waited 30 mins and tried again....... closed and reloaded Thunderbird.........rebooted the computer.

Not sure what the issue is so any help would be appreciated.

Asked by braincandy 5 years ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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copy and move address book to other computer

I'm wanting to update my thunderbird adsdress book on my travel computer which I haven't used for a year with new addresses that have accumulated on my main computer duri… (read more)

I'm wanting to update my thunderbird adsdress book on my travel computer which I haven't used for a year with new addresses that have accumulated on my main computer during this past year. or if need be replace the travel computer address book with my main computer's address book, whatever works. Have windows 7. IOW I am not migrating to a new computer, and I don't want to just replace everything on the travel computer with new files, just want the address book there. It is ok, if it is a separate address book from what is already there, though it may be good to delete the old address book.

Asked by lifej 6 years ago

Answered by Matt 6 years ago

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Cannot get Thunderbird to connect to outlook.com e-mail accounts

I've been reading for two days now but still no solution. Background, have been wanting to try a linux desktop for some time. WinXP going away provided the opportunity. R… (read more)

I've been reading for two days now but still no solution. Background, have been wanting to try a linux desktop for some time. WinXP going away provided the opportunity. Recently installed Mint 16 Cinnamon on an IBM Thinkpad x41 laptop (overwriting WinXP) with no problems. System connected to the internet fine via Firefox. Also Mint performed all updates as expected.

Next moved on to configuring e-mail using Thunderbird. Entered account info and TB found servers and settings (below) for that particular e-mail address (which I have verified on many sites as being the correct settings):

Incoming IMAP Server:imap-mail.outlook.com Port: 993 SSL: SSL/TLS Authentication: Normal Password

Outgoing: smtp Server:smtp-mail.outlook.com Port: 587 SSL: STARTSSL Authentication: Normal Password

However, when TB attempts to authenticate the account I get "Configuration could not be verified - is the username and password correct?"

I have logged into the account via MS Outlook as well as via the outlook.com web app and verified the user ID and password are correct. I have telnet'd to the individual imap and smtp servers and established a connection so I know I can see the servers via the listed ports.

Thinking it might be a Linux Mint issue - I downloaded TB on a windows7 machine. Same issue. I then tried creating a TB account using my g-mail address figuring I'd try some other servers. All worked fine, found the servers, authenticated and downloaded my mail. I was also able to send messages from this account. Back to the Linux Machine, I did the same thing with the g-mail account and had similar success.

So I think I have isolated it to TB authentication issues with outlook.com but I have no idea how to fix it.

Would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. Being a good Linux N00B, I've read until my eyeballs are ready to fall out but haven't found the solution.


Thank you TC

Asked by topcorner18 6 years ago

Answered by topcorner18 6 years ago

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how to import mbox files

Using PST converter pro to convert old outlook files. Cannot find the function in thunderbird 52.9 to import the converted data. I took the mbox option. Thank you. … (read more)

Using PST converter pro to convert old outlook files. Cannot find the function in thunderbird 52.9 to import the converted data. I took the mbox option. Thank you.

Asked by Bobd315 2 years ago

Answered by Bobd315 2 years ago

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How can I import from Outlook 2007 when option is greyed out?

I am trying to switch from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird. Everything is great so far, but I need to import my old emails from Outlook. When I go to Tools>Import>Mail … (read more)

I am trying to switch from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird. Everything is great so far, but I need to import my old emails from Outlook. When I go to Tools>Import>Mail I get options for Eudora, Outlook, and Outlook Express. The options for Eudora and Outlook are greyed out. The option for Outlook Express is available, but that's not even a option for me since I am using Windows 7.

I read some articles and they noted that you must still have Outlook installed and set as the default mail client. I have made sure that Outlook is set as the default mail client but the import option is still greyed out. I have tried restarting both Outlook and Thunderbird. I have also tried importing with Outlook open and closed.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by atlcr 5 years ago

Answered by Matt 5 years ago