Here are some of the best way to import MBOX file to Thunderbird file & The conversion process of Gmail MBOX to Thunderbird emails
Do you want to import the MBOX file in Thunderbird? If the answer is yes to this question, then continue reading the blog and find out how to import the files to Thunderbird from the various sources.
Below we have the possible sources:
Note: You need an Add-on option to export or import the files on your computer if you have just installed Thunderbird.
Before we discover how to import MBOX to Thunderbird, let us discuss about Thunderbird, MBOX and where the files are located on your computer.
Brief about Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird is a safe and open source platform which provides a wide range of options to computer users and enables them to combine the multiple mailboxes with POP or SMTP protocols. Thunderbird is the right platform to store contacts, emails, and other responsive pieces of the application. Mozilla Thunderbird keeps the contacts, emails and other files in the mailbox format as MBOX. Most of us prefer to import MBOX files in Thunderbird as it is widely used email clients.
Where is the Thunderbird MBOX file located?
Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10
You can also navigate directly to your profile folder at the following path:
C:\Users\< Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\< Profile name>\
The other popular email clients which support MBOX formats other than Mozilla Thunderbird are Apple mail, Netscape and, etc. The MBOX file format is widely used by professional users for their business operations. The entire process to manually import MBOX files into Thunderbird email client is mentioned here.
Let's discuss the different ways to add MBOX to Thunderbird; you may require these techniques due to different requirements.
Import MBOX mail in Thunderbird for Windows
Step 1: Download and run Thunderbird software then click on the menu button and then click on the add-one.
Step 2: After that click on the Extension button and search (import export) in search box..
Step 3: Now click on "Add to Thunderbird".
Step 4: After adding the ImportExportTools, click once more menu button then click Tools » ImportExportTools » import MBOX file.
Step 5: Here you'll be able to select import way.
Click on Ok to complete the process to import MBOX file to Thunderbird. Now you can check all MBOX file data into Mozilla Thunderbird.
Import Apple Mail MBOX in Thunderbird for Mac
Do you want to switch to Thunderbird for Mac OS by using a manual process, then follow the below steps:
Step 1: Open Thunderbird (Mac) on your computer.
Step 2: Then move to Tools >> Import option
Step 3: Select the mail option from the various options displayed in the current wizard.Then click on 'Next'
Step 4: Select the Apple mail option and click on 'Continue'
Step 5: Once the files are imported, then click on Apple mail folder and this folder will contain all your data.
Let us understand the steps involved within the import procedure of Gmail MBOX information to Thunderbird email clients.
Step 1: Once you start Thunderbird on your System, you need to set up an account (Gmail) in Thunderbird email clients .
Step 2: Restart your Thunderbird email clients and Right-click on the account and from the list, choose settings.
Step 3: Click on the Server Settings, head to the Local directory and duplicate the situation path.
Step 4: Paste the copied path on the Address Bar of the Windows explorer & press Enter. Some files can seem underneath the required location.
Step 5: Currently move the MBOX file to the folder we want to open.
Step 6: Restart your Thunderbird email client once more and check on the left hand side to examine the contents of Gmail appears underneath the local Folders section in Thunderbird account.
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