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Migrate Thunderbird to Office 365 - Best Way

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These days there are a large number of email platforms that are available in the online market. Each firm consumes the one email client which suits their management in terms of ease as well as budget. However time changed, now when they face any need of requirement they need to change the platform. Likewise, Thunderbird is the open source as well as easy to use the platform. It is ideal for small businesses as well as personal mailing purposes. But Office 365, on the other hand, is for vast firm maintaining a large data. However, when we talk about mail migration from Thunderbird to Office 365 then, it is a boring task, as it needs proper work planning and investment as well.

Moreover, if they need to move a large amount of data then, there are the chances of data loss as well. Therefore, one organization should make sure that it executed the data transfer in the safest as well as in an accurate manner. In this segment, we will discuss the various ways to execute Thunderbird to Office 365 migration.

Reason to Convert Mozilla MBOX to Outlook 365

Office 365 is the cloud-based application of Microsoft. The web-based clients are extremely good in offering unlimited data storage as well as platform independence. It benefits users as it can be accessed anytime and from anywhere easily. Moreover, MS Office 365 comes up with complete Microsoft suite in it, which includes Exchange, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc. It helps users to manage the data easily ay one place only. These are the main reasons to choose MS Office 365 over Mozilla. Other in other words, we can say that to choose cloud-based over desktop-based.

Apart from these reasons, there are some users who want to switch from Thunderbird to Microsoft cloud account. The following query will make it more clear:

"Our client was using Mozilla email client from last few years for all the official purposes. But, now he want to migrate all the Thunderbird accounts to Office 365. Is there any manual or automated procedure to transfer the complete data of Mozilla profile to the Microsoft email client?"

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Techniques to Move Thunderbird Emails to Outlook 365

The following methods discussed below makes it easy for a user to execute the data to convert Thunderbird to Office 365 in an efficient manner.

By Using IMAP

IMAP is Internet Message Access Protocol, which permits users for 2-way synchronization that is mainly between the email applications and another online mail account. It is programmed to utilize the same account from multiple email applications. Follow the steps to move your data:

  • By using IMAP server, configure Gmail account in Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Now, make a new folder in Google Gmail after that move messages to be transferred to it.
  • All the messages to be exported to your Gmail mailbox will be present there.
  • Now, configure the same account of Gmail in MS Outlook by using IMAP and POP. Once it is done then, download all emails there.
  • Now, all the data is stored in Outlook PST format.

Note: This way can be utilized to move few emails only.

Limitation: The above- method is quite lengthy as well as time-consuming. Moreover, there are the chances of data loss as well by using this process.

One-Stop Solution for Thunderbird to Office 365 Conversion

o overcome the issues faced by the above method, there is a software namely SysTools MBOX to Office 365 Converter. It is an advanced structured utility that makes easy to import Thunderbird emails to Office 365 mailbox without any hang-ups, flaws, compilations, etc. The application only needs the credentials of MS Office 365 mailbox. The software is simple as well as easy to utilize without any complications. The utility offers numerous of advanced features that make easy for the one to export Mozilla Thunderbird data to OWA account.

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Summing Up

Moving emails is a complex task for users especially for those who are not familiar with technicalities of platforms. Similar is the case for importing Thunderbird to Office 365 mailbox. Therefore, we have come up with some ways to move data from Mozilla email account to Microsoft Outlook 365 mailbox.


These days there are a large number of email platforms that are available in the online market. Each firm consumes the one email client which suits their management in terms of ease as well as budget. However time changed, now when they face any need of requirement they need to change the platform. Likewise, Thunderbird is the open source as well as easy to use the platform. It is ideal for small businesses as well as personal mailing purposes. But Office 365, on the other hand, is for vast firm maintaining a large data. However, when we talk about mail migration from Thunderbird to Office 365 then, it is a boring task, as it needs proper work planning and investment as well.

Moreover, if they need to move a large amount of data then, there are the chances of data loss as well. Therefore, one organization should make sure that it executed the data transfer in the safest as well as in an accurate manner. In this segment, we will discuss the various ways to execute Thunderbird to Office 365 migration.

to migrate all the Thunderbird accounts to Office 365. Is there any manual or automated procedure to transfer the complete data of Mozilla profile to the Microsoft email client?"

advanced features that make easy for the one to export Mozilla Thunderbird data to OWA account.

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Summing Up

Moving emails is a complex task for users especially for those who are not familiar with technicalities of platforms. Similar is the case for importing Thunderbird to Office 365 mailbox. Therefore, we have come up with some ways to move data from Mozilla email account to Microsoft Outlook 365 mailbox.

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