Import Windows Live Mail To Thunderbird

Imagine a scenario where you have two email accounts, one each in Windows live mail and Mozilla thunderbird. You are later considering having just one email account, and you do not want the secondary account anymore. This is where importing comes into place. With the help of the import option, you can move all your emails, calendars, and contacts from Windows live to Mozilla thunderbird using how to import Windows live mail to Thunderbird instructions.

Let me describe the exact steps for you to follow on how to import emails and contacts from Windows live mail to Mozilla thunderbird.

Import Email:

  • Step 1: Open the Windows live mail application.
  • Step 2: Click the File option on the taskbar of the mail application, select Export Email, and select Email messages.
  • Step 3: Export the emails in .eml format.
  • Step 4: Open the Mozilla Thunderbird email application, open Local folders, and create a New Folder.
  • Step 5: Place your cursor on the new folder and right-click it. Scroll to the option ImportExportTools > Import all messages.
  • Step 6: Open the following file directory: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail.
  • Step 7: Locate the .eml file and open it.
  • Step 8: The Email will be import Windows live mail to Thunderbird.

Import Contacts:

  • Step 1: Open the Windows Live mail application and export the contacts from Live mail to .csv format.
  • Step 2: Open Mozilla Thunderbird, click Tools, and select the Import option.
  • Step 3: Select address books and click the Next option.
  • Step 4: Choose the exported .csv file and click Next.
  • Step 5: Select All files from the drop-down list.
  • Step 6: Select the exported .csv file and click Open. The contacts will be imported from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Step 7: Follow the directions described above in order to import Windows Live mail to Thunderbird.
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