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BonsaiBuddha
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Post Posted March 9th, 2007, 6:58 pm

Hello all together,
i got a new computer with Vista and startet e-mailing with Windows Mail.
Does anybody know how to import mails from "Windows Mail"?
Will be import possible after one of the next updates of Thunderbird?
Thank you very much ;-)
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Post Posted March 9th, 2007, 8:24 pm

No one has reported how to yet, but, since it is based on OE, you could try that option. I won't guarantee it. If it works, please let us know.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2007, 6:06 am

Import as OE doesn't work :-(

Daifne wrote:No one has reported how to yet, but, since it is based on OE, you could try that option. I won't guarantee it. If it works, please let us know.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2007, 8:52 am

That's too bad. Hopefully someone will come up with a way soon.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2007, 12:11 pm

What type of files does it use to store the messages? If it uses *.dbx then you could use one of the existing tools to convert *.dbx files to mbox files (which Thunderbird uses).

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Post Posted March 10th, 2007, 4:06 pm

OK, according to a book I got on Vista, Windows Mail stores the messages in individual .eml files. If this is indeed true, <a href="http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html">MboxImport</a> can import them. I do not know yet where they are stored though.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2007, 5:57 pm

Thunderbird doesn't see .pst files
import .pst into outlook express 6
import express 6 file to Thunderbird :banana:

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Post Posted March 10th, 2007, 7:31 pm

What does that have to do with the new Windows Mail? Outlook Express is not even in Vista.

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Post Posted March 15th, 2007, 2:18 am

Hi again,
the only way i found, was to transfer the mails to a imap-server from winmail an then back to thunderbird...
cu
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Post Posted March 15th, 2007, 8:07 am

Did you try MboxImport to import the .eml files? I'm just curious.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2007, 4:14 am

MboxImport doesn't work. but there is a simpler way:
1. Open Outlook Express (I think your friends have it still on their xp systems) and drag-n-drop all *.eml files from Windows Mail store directory to Outlook Express folders. by doing this all your emails will be in Outlook Express mail folders.
2. Import Outlook Express messages to Thunderbird.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2007, 7:12 am

sergey, did you try MboxImport? If those files are truly .eml files, then MboxImport can import them.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2007, 6:25 pm

If you are trying to import messages from Tbird to Windows Mail, I have no idea how to do that but would very much like to find out! If, however, you wanna export from WM to somewhere else it's very easy hit me up and I'll tell how.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2007, 6:56 pm

Please try the MboxImport extension. Since Windows mail stores mail in the .eml format and MboxImport can import .eml files, it should work.

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Post Posted March 28th, 2007, 3:32 am

Importing from Windows Mail to Thunderbird using MboxImport works perfectly.

Thanks Daifne!

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