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I want to import a MBOX file into my Thunderbird, but the methods I found doesn't work.

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I found the option Tools > ImportExportTools > Import MBOX file as the answer of my inquiry but I have just installed Thunderbird on my computer and I don't have this options in my Tools panel. The attached image is what I see in my Tools panel.

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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Did you install ImportExportTools NG?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird

Once it's installed, right-click on Local Folders to see the menu in the attached picture. Mbox files cannot be imported to IMAP accounts this way, so the recommended method is to import to Local Folders.

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Hi, Eleonora. I just opened my Thunderbird, version 68.7.0 (32-bit), and found 'Tools|Import...' in the menus. If you just installed it, you *likely* have this latest version (but you can check in 'Help|About'). [Sadly, for whatever reason, on my computer here, your screenshot is only a blur, even if I zoom in. So I can't tell what you see.]

'Tools|Import...' brings up a dialog that allows you to choose to 'Import Everything', or select from a list of specific types of items that includes 'Mail'. Assuming that Thunderbird can import the type of "MBOX file" you want, you should be golden! (That's a way of saying that you should be happy with results.)

Good luck, and have a blessed day!

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Did you install ImportExportTools NG?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird

Once it's installed, right-click on Local Folders to see the menu in the attached picture. Mbox files cannot be imported to IMAP accounts this way, so the recommended method is to import to Local Folders.

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HI folks,

Continuing on the same subject here I successfully installed Thunderbird and the ImportExportNG extension on my Macbook pro.

I imported an .mbox file created by Google "Takeout".

I use gmail for all emails and the idea is to free up space on my gmail account which is approaching the maximum 15GB. I'd like to delete all early emails from the gmail account but keep a record of the old files using the .mbox file.

Then, using Thunderbird, I want to be able to search not only words and numbers in the email titles but also words, numbers and phrases inside those emails. So far I can find words and numbers in the email titles but using the Thunderbird fields I'm unable to find words and phrases inside the emails. Any suggestions as to how I can do that?

Attached is a small screen shot of my file directories. I note that both the incoming and outgoing mails are listed inside the local folder/outbox. Is that right?

Suggestions would be most welcome.


DanZ

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Just to add..

I quit Thunderbird and then looked for it in the applications folder on my Macbook Pro. Not there.

I see the attached icon on my desktop so I click on it and it opens but it looks much like a new installation. I cancel integration but I see no mail folders at all.

Am I opening Thunderbird correctly? The email folders I imported must still be there..

DanZ

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