How to Import Mail Into Mozilla Thunderbird From Windows Mail

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How to Import Mail Into Mozilla Thunderbird From Windows Mail
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The Windows mail client is used to send and receive e-mail locally on the Windows operating system. If you are switching mail clients from the built-in Windows client to the open-source Mozilla Thunderbird client, you can transfer your e-mails from Windows Mail to Thunderbird with the help of a plug-in for the Thunderbird mail client, recommended by Mozilla.

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  1. 1

    Download the ImportExportTools plug-in for Mozilla Thunderbird (see the Resources seection of this article). Save it to the main Thunderbird folder in your \"C:\Program Files\Thunderbird\" directory.

  2. 2

    Open Thunderbird, click \"Tools,\" click \"Addons,\" click \"Install\" and browse to the file you saved in Step 1. Click \"Open,\" click \"Install\" and then restart Thunderbird.

  3. 3

    Click on the \"Tools\" button, click \"ImportExportTools\" and then click on the \"Browse\" button.

  4. 4

    Go to the \"C:\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\" directory and highlight all of the files that end with the .EML extension.

  5. 5

    Click on the \"Import\" button and the e-mails from your Windows Mail program are imported into Thunderbird.

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