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Process for Importing Windows Live Mail Messages into Thunderbird with Exact Solution

Published on 09 February 17

Earlier, I was using Windows Live Mail with my Windows 7 OS but and after it got corrupted, I could not access my mails which were saved in Live Mail. Then I decided to switch my OS from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 and use Thunderbird as the email client. For that I needed to be importing Windows Live Mail messages into Thunderbird with all data. Firstly I got manual method but due to the and file format difference, I could not use it and at the end I got a conversion solution which helped me properly import email messages from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird, which is defined as given below –

Information about Windows Live Mail -

Windows Live Mail is a free latest desktop email client which is introduced by Microsoft to replace Outlook Express & Windows Mail. Windows Live Mail is a formal name and its actual code name is Elroy. It has advance given features –

  • It is capable to set up several accounts, placing entire email accounts in one place.
  • It can include webmail – Gmail
  • Search feature is available to search title, content, sender of a mail.
  • Viewing calendar and other feature during offline mode.
  • Security Feature
  • The ability to view and set up RSS feeds within it.

Information about Thunderbird

Thunderbird is also a free email client and it is developed by Mozilla foundation to receive, send and manage email data. It supports cross-platform email, RSS, News and Chat Client. It has a global folder structure. To make Thunderbird strong, there are lots of plug-ins and extensions available from the Mozilla Family. It display contacts section in main Window. It supports several useful features – scheduled backup, multiple platforms and scheduled mail sending. It saves emails data files in two part 1. With extension (.msf) 2. Without extension. MSF extension part of the file is only the header & summary part of the data and without extension part is the main data of Thunderbird mail client.
Why people go for importing Windows Live Mail messages into Thunderbird
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There may be several reasons for Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird migration among users such as Live Mail is default email app of Windows 7 Operating System while Thunderbird is independent emails app that can be used on any Operating System. Mozilla Thunderbird is the main cause for Importing Windows Live Mail messages into Thunderbird.

Solution for doing this task –

As we know that Windows Live Mail supports .eml file format to save single email message while Thunderbird supports .mbox file format to import messages easily. Both email apps support different file format to manage data and there is no export option to successfully import Windows Live Mail messages to MBOX Thunderbird. So third party tool is only the solution for such kind of migration task and the Live Mail to Thunderbird Converter is helpful solution which can easily solve everyone’s problem who are having requirement to import emails, messages, files and data from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird.

Download Free Converter demo version that allows to import 25 Live Mail emails into MBOX Thunderbird which helps to evaluate the efficiency of the conversion solution. It automatically select Windows Live Mail files location to select data for migration into Thunderbird. It supports file naming option to save files in exact format. It is safely compatible with 32 & 64 both bit of Windows OS. You can import all data in single migration process which saves your time from one by one processing.
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