How to export eml mails to outlook RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Recently i changed my email from thunderbird to outlook. I need to import the thunderbird emails to outlook. when i directly import it is not in the proper order. Is there any freeware to convert Thunderbird Emails (EML) to Outlook (PST).




    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:43 AM


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  • Hi Srinivas,

    You may try these easy steps to transfer the data:

    1. Launch Microsoft Outlook.

    2. Right-click Inbox and select "New Folder" from the context menu. Name the new folder, say EML.

    3. Select the EML folder.

    4. Select all the emails that you exported from Thunderbird by pressing "Ctrl-A".

    5. Drag the emails drop them to the middle pane of Outlook to import them into the EML folder. The emails will appear in the folder after the import is complete.

    Hope this helps.


    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support

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    Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:35 AM
  • Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the post.

    I tried this but in the message preview pane it is not showing the message. 

    When we open a particular mail then only it is showing the original message.


    Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:21 AM
  • Hi All,

    Finally i found the solution in a free way. It works well for me.


    • Marked as answer by srinivas7y Friday, November 21, 2014 8:56 AM
    Friday, November 21, 2014 8:56 AM
  • Hi,

    Found a way to do it smoothly using an app.

    As alternative,

    Thanks and regards,


    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:14 AM
  • hi,

                  There are some tricky manual tips which can serve the purpose of converting Thunderbird emails to Outlook by using many steps with the risk of data loss. 

                You can try MBOX converter which is available for Windows & Mac and can convert some of the emails to PST with the free demo version.

    Check from below source:

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:21 AM
  • Hi

    Those who still haven't found any reliable solution for saving eml to outlook should definitely try this eml to outlook conversion tool. it helps to import both eml as well as emlx files into outlook and keep the attachments embed.

    Hope this helps!


    • Edited by Arthur247 Friday, April 14, 2017 10:24 AM
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:48 AM
  • Hi Everyone,

    I found the solution in a free way This is the third party tool. It works well for me. You can download this tool from follow the link :
    • Edited by SteveSmith25 Thursday, November 23, 2017 10:58 AM
    Thursday, November 23, 2017 10:58 AM
  • If you want to export EML mails to Outlook, then go through following steps:

    Step 1: Firstly Open Outlook and Thunderbird on your machine

    Step 2: In Thunderbird click on File, select Export and then select Email messages

    Step 3: Choose Microsoft Exchange as the format and Click Next.

    Step 4: A message appears “All email will be exported to Microsoft Outlook”. Click Ok

    Step 5: Select the required folder by Select Folder Options.

    Step 6: After selecting the folder click Ok and wait for to complete the process

    Step 7: A dialog box appears after process get complete, Click Ok.

    In case, you can’t perform the above task due to lack of technical awareness then try third party free demo of GainTools EML to PST Converter
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:45 AM
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    Monday, June 18, 2018 10:40 AM
  • EML to PST Converter Software download this Software to convert the database to EML file format to Outlook PST file format. migration software is available for converting and exporting database from Thunderbird to MS Outlook application. The free version of this EML file to PST converter software is available for checking software features and functionality. Just download and convert EML file format to PST file format easily and quickly.

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    Monday, August 13, 2018 11:02 AM
  • Windows Live Mail .EML files can be converted to Outlook .PST files  by following method. One thing to remember is that Outlook and windows live mail should be open at same time.

    • Open Live mail and click on Export>>Email Messages >>Next
    • In next window choose Microsoft Exchange and click next
    • Click on Finish Your Windows Live Mail (EML files) will be exported to Outlook PST. Read step by step process with screenshots for EML to PST conversion.

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    Monday, August 27, 2018 8:01 AM
  • if you want to convert all emails from EML into Outlook PST format. you can use this EML to PST Converter free software that's easily & safely export Emails from EML to PST format. This is the best tool to export all EML file without any mistake & 100% accurate. i also used this conversion tool. Download link here try it first now -
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:39 PM
  • Found a solution here.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:45 AM
  • Yes, you can easily convert Thunderbird files to Outlook PST by using EML to PST Converter but there is no any freeware software. Mostly EML to PST converter offer the trial version which provide the user to save only 30 or 25 items from each folder. Search on google and find the best EML to PST Converter to export your EML mails to outlook PST.
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:03 AM
  • This EML to PST Converter software performs accurate and safe Windows Live Mail to PST conversion. During conversion, it keeps the original formatting of all emails and retains the original folder structure of mailbox intact. It can also Convert EML to PST files, including email properties like To, From, Attachment, Subject etc. and emails. And also Supports several email clients like Windows Live Mail, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and MS Outlook Express.
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:28 AM
  • Get you best solution from here, Try Shoviv EML Converter software that convert single or multiple EML files in one go. 
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:33 AM
  • You can use MailsClick Convert EML file to PST software to convert and export emails from EML file to PST format for MS Outlook. Free download from:-
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:32 AM
  • Hi Srinivas

    You need not to worry. As there is a free tool available in the market named EML Converter. This tool is designed by a trusted brand i.e Sysinfotools ,you can convert your EML files to PST very easily with this utility. It offered 15+ file format conversion, so you can convert EML files to PST, EMLX, MSG and MBOX, MHT, etc.

    Some more key features of this tool are listed below:

    • Supports bulk conversion at the same time.
    • Let user to migrate emails with all their attachments.
    • Date range feature to filter the emails.
    Friday, February 28, 2020 10:08 AM