import messages from Mozilla Thunderbird to Windows Vista Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Gordon Bazana, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Hello
    Does anyone know how I can import messages from Mozilla Thunderbird into
    Windows Vista Mail? Mail is up and running okay, and I have been able to
    import my contacts, but no luck with messages. Any help would be most
    appreciated. Thanks.
    P.S. Vista is 64 bit, would that make any difference?
    Gordon Bazana, Jun 19, 2009
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  2. Gordon Bazana

    Dave Guest

    Get the ImportExport message extension for Thunderbird and install it...

    highlight a folder
    Tools - Import/Export in mbox/eml format - Export all messages in the
    folder - EML format
    pick a location to save the files
    the files will be saved in a subfolder
    (do this for all the folders)

    Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail:
    File - Import - Messages - Windows Mail 7/Windows Live Mail
    select the folder location you saved the files to
    All folders
    Dave, Jun 19, 2009
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  3. Hi Dave

    Thanks for the speedy reply.
    I`ve followed the steps outlined and everything seems to work fine up until
    I hit
    I get the following error message:
    No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running
    that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try
    closing applications that may have files open.
    When in Mail Import ..., the directory says There are no files of this type.
    What is odd is that if I look at the folder in My Computer, I can see the
    files, they are Windows Mail (type) and if I click on one it opens up in
    Windows Mail!
    I am sure I saved them in EML format, I tried this several times.
    Any thoughts?
    Gordon Bazana, Jun 19, 2009
  4. Gordon Bazana

    Dave Guest

    It's been awhile since I've done this, so I don't remember exactly what I
    When you go to the folder where the .eml files are, select the folder, but
    don't open it.

    Or, you should be able to just drag & drop the .eml files into Windows Mail.
    Dave, Jun 19, 2009
  5. That did it! Thank you.

    Gordon Bazana, Jun 19, 2009
  6. Gordon Bazana

    Ragu Guest

    I am using Eudora 8.0b6, the latest version of Eudora/Thunderbird.
    This works for ony lower version of Eudora. Is there an updated version for
    latest Eudora 8.0b6?

    Thanks in advance for any tips,

    Ragu, Aug 18, 2009
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