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How to Export Mail from Thunderbird to Outlook Express

  • Download mbx2eml and extract it to your Desktop.

  • Create a new folrder in desktop with the name "mail"

  • Open your Mozilla Thunderbird store folder in Windows Explorer.

  • Open the Local Folders folder.

  • Highlight all files named like folders in your Mozilla Thunderbird that have no extension.

  • Exclude "msgFilterRules" and "Inbox.msf" as well as all other .msf files, for example.

  • Copy or move the highlighted files to the "mail" folder on your Desktop.

  • Open a Command Prompt window (via Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt).

  • Type "cd ".

  • Drag and drop the "mail" folder from your Desktop onto the Command Prompt window.

  • Press Enter in the Command Prompt window.

  • Type "mkdir out". Press Enter.

  • Now type "..\mbx2eml * out". Press Enter.

  • Open the "mail" folder from your Desktop.

  • Open the "out" folder.

  • From the sub-folders of "out", drag and drop the .eml files onto the desired folders inside Outlook Express.

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  1. Interesting. I had never really thought about it, but definitely something I should consider.