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Convenient Way to Convert Thunderbird MBOX to Outlook PST

Published on 16 October 15
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Being an open source email application, Thunderbirdâs flexibility and scalability makes it superior than most of the emailing applications just as its web browsing facilities has outpaced other browsers. Thunderbird is a free email client that provides an easy way out to open Outlook or Outlook Express email data on the system. However, it can be noticed that many users are looking out for ways to migrate their data to Outlook. Why would they want to switch Outlook? Let us reason out the causes that are responsible for such migration.


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Recognize the Causes for Switching from Thunderbird to Outlook


  • Integration with Microsoft Exchange Server is not available; this puts a limit on the flexibility of users
  • Does not offer the Microsoft office suite whereas Outlook comes as a part of the Microsoft Office suite
  • There is no provision for rule creation in Thunderbird. In Outlook, a user can create rules for automatically managing the business workflow.

The people who have come across Outlook must have been allured by the wide range of functionalities provided by it. It has been the stand alone application for emailing and managing personal task well. Microsoft Outlook can rightfully help you out to manage your everyday life. With facilities like tracking down your phone calls and integration of social networking features, Outlook is very easy to use. It provides a simple way for opening, viewing or creating messages without involving any intricacies.

On coming across with the above causes, it is necessary that a reliable way for migrating the emails from Thunderbird to Outlook be employed. Reason being there are apprehension regarding data loss during export procedure.


Procedure to Export Emails of Thunderbird to Outlook


Migrating emails from any other email client to Thunderbird is relatively easier. That is because of the fact that thunderbird provides the facility to import emails from other emails clients such as Outlook easily. However when it comes to exporting the data from Thunderbird to Outlook, it does not allow users to import data in Non-Microsoft formats. The .mbox files supported by Thunderbird cannot be opened in Outlook as the standard proprietary file format of Outlook is PST. In such conditions, a manual procedure that can assist users to import emails of Thunderbird in Outlook is discussed below.


Manual Procedure of Moving Thunderbird Emails to Outlook


If you have an IMAP mail account say a Gmail account, then a user can keep the emails t on the server and view them appropriately with the help of any email account. Follow the steps given below to move the emails to Outlook.

  • Configure the Gmail account with Thunderbird email account
  • For every archived folder in the Thunderbird create a folder with the same name on the Gmail thunderbird account
  • Open each and every folder in the main Thunderbird account and paste them to the folders you have created on Gmail
  • When the emails are copied they get mirrored in the Gmail account (synchronized)
  • After this, configure the Gmail account with Outlook and create folders
  • Copy the messages from Gmail account to the email folders in Outlook

The above process also preserves the original dates of the email messages. However, in certain situations, the process does not work and it may show some errors. In such a case, users can take the help of MBOX to PST Converter utility that will allow users to batch export the Thunderbird .mbox files to Outlook. Further, it provides the option to export only selective emails to Outlook rather than moving all the data. This helps in saving both time and effort of users.









Being an open source email application, Thunderbirdâs flexibility and scalability makes it superior than most of the emailing applications just as its web browsing facilities has outpaced other browsers. Thunderbird is a free email client that provides an easy way out to open Outlook or Outlook Express email data on the system. However, it can be noticed that many users are looking out for ways to migrate their data to Outlook. Why would they want to switch Outlook? Let us reason out the causes that are responsible for such migration.

Convenient Way to Convert Thunderbird MBOX to Outlook PST - Image 1

Recognize the Causes for Switching from Thunderbird to Outlook

  • Integration with Microsoft Exchange Server is not available; this puts a limit on the flexibility of users
  • Does not offer the Microsoft office suite whereas Outlook comes as a part of the Microsoft Office suite
  • There is no provision for rule creation in Thunderbird. In Outlook, a user can create rules for automatically managing the business workflow.


The people who have come across Outlook must have been allured by the wide range of functionalities provided by it. It has been the stand alone application for emailing and managing personal task well. Microsoft Outlook can rightfully help you out to manage your everyday life. With facilities like tracking down your phone calls and integration of social networking features, Outlook is very easy to use. It provides a simple way for opening, viewing or creating messages without involving any intricacies.

On coming across with the above causes, it is necessary that a reliable way for migrating the emails from Thunderbird to Outlook be employed. Reason being there are apprehension regarding data loss during export procedure.

Procedure to Export Emails of Thunderbird to Outlook

Migrating emails from any other email client to Thunderbird is relatively easier. That is because of the fact that thunderbird provides the facility to import emails from other emails clients such as Outlook easily. However when it comes to exporting the data from Thunderbird to Outlook, it does not allow users to import data in Non-Microsoft formats. The .mbox files supported by Thunderbird cannot be opened in Outlook as the standard proprietary file format of Outlook is PST. In such conditions, a manual procedure that can assist users to import emails of Thunderbird in Outlook is discussed below.

Manual Procedure of Moving Thunderbird Emails to Outlook

If you have an IMAP mail account say a Gmail account, then a user can keep the emails t on the server and view them appropriately with the help of any email account. Follow the steps given below to move the emails to Outlook.

  • Configure the Gmail account with Thunderbird email account
  • For every archived folder in the Thunderbird create a folder with the same name on the Gmail thunderbird account
  • Open each and every folder in the main Thunderbird account and paste them to the folders you have created on Gmail
  • When the emails are copied they get mirrored in the Gmail account (synchronized)
  • After this, configure the Gmail account with Outlook and create folders
  • Copy the messages from Gmail account to the email folders in Outlook
The above process also preserves the original dates of the email messages. However, in certain situations, the process does not work and it may show some errors. In such a case, users can take the help of MBOX to PST Converter utility that will allow users to batch export the Thunderbird .mbox files to Outlook. Further, it provides the option to export only selective emails to Outlook rather than moving all the data. This helps in saving both time and effort of users.

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  1. 28 November 16
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  2. 28 November 16
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  3. 19 July 16
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    If you are looking quick and easy solution for MBOX to PST conversion, then I suggest you take a help of this blog post:- http://goo.gl/0eAjOR The blog guides you how to convert MBOX to PST.

  4. 04 July 16
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    If you are fed up with using manual process you can try the other method which is to use a third party application which is http://bit.ly/29sTbmc

  5. 26 May 16
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    Try third party MBOX to PST Conversion software and easily convert MBOX data in Outlook PST format. Read more information and free download click here http://www.mboxtopst.n.nu

  6. 05 May 16
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    I got this tutorial post helpful and I would like to contribute here by giving recommendation of one another reliable MBOX converter Tool that I had used yesterday. The tool is really convenient and supports all MBOX files which have been generated by various email client application such as: hunderbird, Entourage, Spicebird, Netscape, Incredimail, ClawsMail, Pocomail, AppleMail, OperaMail, MozillaMail Eudora, Evolution, Sylpheed , Mulberry, SeaMonkey, etc. You can check more about it, from here: http://www.convertmbox2pst.com/

  7. 01 April 16
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    I would like to recommend freeware MBOX to PST converter tool that can convert Thunderbird MBOX files into PST files. This MBOX to PST converter tool supports all email clients of MBOX file like OperaMail, Pocomail, Mozillamail, Spicebird, SeaMonkey, Mutt, ClawsMail, Entourage, , Turnpike, Apple Mail, Eudora, Mulberry, Netscape, Gnu Mail, Sylpheed, MailCopa, Berkeley, Earthlink, The BAT, Evolution, Cone, Chaso Intellect etc. To get more information about MBOX to PST converter visit here: http://www.datarepairtools.com/mbox-to-pst-converter.html

  8. 17 March 16
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  9. 05 March 16
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    If Pst Files and Outlook Will Not Open it can create an annoyin situation for us. There should be many reason behind this issue. To know more visit http://www.pstrepairsoftw.com

  10. 13 January 16
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    MBOX to PST Converter software which can easily repair and recover corrupted MBOX file as well as convert MBOX file into new PST file format.It also support all conversion process of MBOX files into Apple Mail, Entourage, Thunderbird or Power mail in Outlook PST file created importable perform. Read more:- http://www.softmagnat.com/mbox-to-pst-converter.html

  11. 14 December 15
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  12. 28 November 15
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  13. 29 October 15
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    Excellent tool to select MBox/MBX email client, download and convert the same to Outlook PST. You can get the added flexibility with this tool to append the new data file to add to desired PST file.To download visit- http://www.mannatsoftware.com/stellar-phoenix-mbox-to-pst-converter.html

  14. 28 October 15
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    For a quick solution to access MBOX file of different mail client to Windows Outlook PST format, you should try to take a help of any professional conversion software like Kernel for MBOX to PST converter. It is very advanced software that allows to convert MBOX file to PST file without altering any data. To get more details visit http://www.free.convertmboxtopst.com/ or http://www.import.mboxtopsttool.com/

  15. 23 October 15
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  16. 17 October 15
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