How to migrate to outlook 2010 from Thunderbird


  • I purchased office 2010 and I want to export my Thunderbird files having extension mbox to outlook2010 .pst (?) files. I searched in google,all are time consuming as I have more than 100 computers and each of then have data in GBs.


    So could you please suggest an easy method for this problem considering the scenario ? 

    Monday, June 14, 2010 5:33 AM


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  • Hi,

    If you don't want to manually copy folders from Thunderbird into the user's exchange mailbox from Outlook and export their address book from Thunderbird, I suggest you evaluate a tool called Address Magic or Aid4Mail which both can automate the process of converting MBOX to a PST and dumping to Outlook. You can download free trial of them.

    FYI Aid4Mail

    FYI Address Magic

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:16 AM
  • Would be nice for Microsoft Outlook customers who want to migrate from Thunderbird to have a Microsoft tool to aid them, rather than a third party tool.  I would suggest more people would migrate if Microsoft had such a tool?  Personally I can not be asked to spend hours messing about.



    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 11:36 PM
  • One thing that worked for me was to use a gmail account and create IMAP folders for my mail.   Then I synched by Thunderbird mail to the IMAP folders.  Then I read it back into Outlook.   Gmail did all the conversion for me.  Don't know if Windows Live Mail will do the same thing, but basically the idea is to use a free online mail site to do the washing.
    Monday, April 04, 2011 3:39 PM
  • I tried Address Magic but ended up with a Trojan on my computer.  Fortunately Macafee removed it immediately.  Don't know whether Address Magic was totally to blame, though.
    Monday, June 13, 2011 1:13 AM
  • Our MBOX to PST Converter is fully compatible with all versions of MS Outlook and easily convert MBOX to PST. Software MBOX Converter is one of the easy to use tools which extremely successful key to transfer MBOX emails in Outlook format and perform the appropriate conversion procedure which is simple to complete. Migrate MBOX file to PST format with MBOX to PST Outlook tool it converts the entire email items of MBOX files including emails, Meta data information, sent items, drafts and deleted items etc. to Outlook PST files. After completing conversion, the program will saves all converted files in newly-created PST file which can be import into Microsoft Outlook profile. On selecting to save the converted file in a newly-created PST, the tool provides option to either merge all the converted mbox files in a single PST file or as separate PST files. Convert MBOX to PST software works well on Windows also converts Unicode characters with much ease. Download the demo edition of the Convert MBOX to PST Outlook tool that is activated to switch only first 20 e-mail from MBOX to Outlook PST file without any difficulty. Get the full version of this software from our site
    • Edited by birry21 Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:55 PM
    Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:54 PM
  • You can select between manual procedure & external application for migration of thunderbird to outlook i.e. MBOX to PST.

    For Manual Migration, you can check this thread:, where you can export MBOX folders to EML & then to PST. 

    But considering the scenario of your huge data, it can be a hectic situation for you.

    Alternate Method can be like some third-party application may help you for complete conversion of MBOX to PST without wasting any time. Free downloads are also available, check:

    Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:59 AM
  • Download MailStore Home Edititon

    Install MailStore in you PC.

    Start MailStore Home Edition.  Go to Archive Email

    Select E-mail Client as Mozila Thunderbird. Select the Profile. Click Next

    Run the Mail Archive. It will archive all Thunderbard Mails.

    After Completion go to Export E-Mail. Select E-mail Client as Microsoft Outlook. Select Outlook Profile Click next.

    It will copy all your Thunderbard archived mail to your outlook profile.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:07 PM
  • So many professional software available for MBOX to PST converter, which can be find out in Google search. I would also like to recommend such an excellent MBOX to PST Converter Software. This software convert MAc mail to Outlook PST format. You can immediately convert MBOX file to PST file within few seconds. For more details about the tool visit:

    use free trail version.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:38 AM
  • For migrating EML files into PST, Search in Google free manual way…

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:27 AM
  • Thunderbird emails are in MBOX format while Outlook stores email and other information in PST format so you need to convert the email items to PST format first to be able to import it to MS Outlook. Download mbox to pst converter from
    Friday, March 13, 2015 3:27 PM
  • HI,

    You can try the third party tool to transfer emails, mailboxes from Thunderbird to Outlook. I know about a third party tool and i also used it that can suit you so try the solution and I am sure that the tool will be perfect solution for you.

    First try then decide anything -

    • Edited by makeduen1 Monday, September 28, 2015 12:10 PM
    • Proposed as answer by makeduen1 Monday, September 28, 2015 12:10 PM
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:55 AM
  • Those who want to migrate Lotus Notes to Outlook then according to my experience, I would like to recommend Lotus Notes to Outlook Migration Software. Because this tool is technically so advanced that it can export all your Lotus Notes emails into HTML, PDF, EML, MSG, TIFF, CSV, and PST files formats.  
    Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:35 AM
  • When I had needed to migrate emails from Thunderbird to Outlook 2013 then I used a solution which is -

    You can try it.

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 7:37 AM
  • Exported thunderbird mbox files can be converted to pst file in easy steps. Read this article
    Sunday, January 10, 2016 7:59 PM
  • Hi,

     There are many options available for converting Thunderbird MBOX data to Outlook PST.

    I searched a software which is available for both Mac & Windows platform which not only converts MBOX to PST but also to EML, MSG & NSF formats with the Naming Convention, Multiple views for doing email analysis etc. with no limitation of MBOX file size and more than 20 email clients supported including Thunderbird.

    Download the free trail:

    Saturday, April 02, 2016 9:35 AM
  • It will be a head scratching task if you start doing it manually, its better collect all the MBOX data and then convert it using tool as I seen on technet check it here:

    Using Tool convert unlimited MBOX to PST files and then import all the files to Outlook.

    Watch the Process:

    • Proposed as answer by Angelina Mathew Saturday, October 08, 2016 11:54 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Angelina Mathew Saturday, October 08, 2016 11:56 AM
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:22 PM
  • This can be easily done using the third party tool. Once you google for it you will find a lot of solution whichcan help you export Thunderbird mailboxes to outlook directly.

    One among those many solution is MBOX to Outlook converter. You can use it to convert any type of .mbox file. Be it Thunderbird, eudora, apple mail, The Bat! or any other.

    • Edited by Jamie Kaler Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:12 AM
    Friday, September 30, 2016 9:04 AM
  • its good if you want to convert database from mbox file to pst file format because ms outlook is best option with multiple advanced features and advantages. if you want to transfer from more than 100 computer mbox to outlook pst unicode format then i will recommend you to try this mbox to pst converter software from softaken. more tools are also available if you search. i have used this tool for 3GB mbox to outlook pst and i can recommend you to try this advanced utility and use great outlook fetures :)

    Tuesday, December 06, 2016 5:35 AM
  • Is there anyone who knows manual method to import Thunderbird database files into Outlook 2010??

    Thanks in advance

    Thursday, December 08, 2016 10:12 AM
  • Is there anyone who knows manual method to import Thunderbird database files into Outlook 2010??

    Thanks in advance

    Hi Gina

    Sorry but there is no full proof manual method available to store the Thunderbird data base into outlook 2010 or any version. So i would recommend you to go for paid tools. They are reliable and affordable. I have already suggested one such tool above, you can check.


    Monday, December 12, 2016 11:15 AM
  • Hi,

    You can try this solution -

    It automatically find the path of Thunderbird and convert multiple folders of Thunderbird emails into Outlook. it also supports 64 &32 bit OS for migration. I also handled easily and got all data from Thunderbird to Outlook safely.

    Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:45 AM
  • Hi,

    If you are looking for the most promising solution to export email data from Thunderbird to Outlook 2010, thenyou need to go with the MBOX to PST Converter by which user can efficiently export MBOX data to outlook without any error. It easily convert large size MBOX file into PST format in few seconds.

    For More info: -

    I hope it will be helpful for you.

    • Proposed as answer by Steve Smiths Friday, April 07, 2017 11:46 AM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:58 AM
  • Performing MBOX to PST conversion of large bundles of files by hands may cause corruption of file while converting. For easily converting a large number of MBOX file to Outlook PST, I would suggest you use converting tool that MBOX to PST converter.  It supports the recovery of MBOX file and saves it into a new file. You can also download its free version for checking its features. Have the capability to export Multiple MBOX files to Outlook PST format at one time that makes the process for easier.
    Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:40 PM
  • If you want to know how to migrate emails from Thunderbird to Outlook then must use Thunderbird to Outlook PST Converter. This software import multiple MBOX files at once without losing any bit of information. With this software, you can easily convert unlimited MBOX emails to any version of Outlook. Download its demo version to understand the complete working and import 25 data items of each folder.

    Know more:

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:15 AM