Windows Live Mail 2012 to Mozilla Thunderbird

Is there a way to Import Windows Live Mail 2012 to Mozilla Thunderbird?




To import Windows Live Mail emails to Mozilla Thunderbird, please refer to these steps:

  1. Export emails from Windows Live Mail in .eml format.
  2. In Mozilla Thunderbird, create a folder on "Local Folders" and select it.
  3. Right-click the folder and select ImportExportTools > Import all messages.
  4. Go to the .eml files folder. The default location for Windows Live mail is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail. You may also need to change the folder option to "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" to be able to see the "App Data" folder.
  5. Click Open.

On the other hand, to import Windows Live Mail contacts to Mozilla Thunderbird, we suggest performing the following:

  1. Export contacts from Outlook in .csv format. To do so, please refer to this link.
  2. In Mozilla Thunderbird, go to Tools > Import.
  3. Choose Address Books and click Next.
  4. Choose Text file (LDIF, .tab, .csv, .txt) and click Next.
  5. On the drop-down list, choose All Files.
  6. Go to the exported .csv file and click Open.

Feel free to post back if you need further assistance.


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Last updated August 3, 2021 Views 38,379 Applies to: