Switch from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail with All Mails and Attachments

Do you want to move email from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail? If yes, then successfully Convert Emails from Thunderbird to Live Mail EML File format with help of MBOX Converter Software.




For long time, I have been looking for an easy way to move email from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail including attachments. Actually I was previously using Thunderbird email client to manage all my email data. Now I have purchased another system which is already having Windows Live Mail default mailing system and I want to open Thunderbird mails in Windows Live Mail. Is there any easy method available to come out this situation?   

Exporting an email archive between two platforms is very difficult task for users who needs to move email from one platform to another platform. This is the most sensitive, personal data we’re speaking about after all – users don’t want to take any risk. And whereas Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail are both hard solutions at either end, taking care of the transfer amongst them can include a lot of picky steps.

Reasons of Exporting Emails from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail

Nowadays, most of the users want to use that email application which gives better facility, better functions and better security. Windows Live Mail is the most beneficial communication application which provides the facility of drag and drop an email but the Thunderbird does not provide this facility. Windows Live Mail offers the benefit of enhanced security and also gives the benefit of photo-email that helps users to send better quality photos in a small size. That is why user want to switch from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail.

Methods Given to Help the Users

There is two techniques available to switch from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail:

  1. Manual Method
  2. Professional Method

Solution 1. Move Email from Thunderbird to WLM by Using Manual Method

  1. Before starting the conversion process, save the Thunderbird mailbox folder to the saved location.
  2. Now install Import /Export Tools add-on and restart Mozilla thunderbird
  3. Then Right-click on emails folder to export/import emails.
  4. Select Import/Export option.
  5. Now choose any location to save files
  6. Now open or reopen Windows Live Mail & go to ‘File’ menu and choose Import -> Messages -> Live Mail.

Now select the location where we saved the MBOX mails.

  1. One by one select the folder to import mails, so choose
  2. Then click on ‘Next’ and select other folders, and finish the process.
  3. If the emails had perfectly imported, then it will be appear in the Storage Folders -> Imported Folders section on the left.
  4. Now select all emails from folder and drag-&-drop to any other folders (new created or inbox or draft, etc.), and organize them accordingly.

Cons of Manual Solution:

  • There is a highly chances of data loss.
  • Not able to Export large amount of Thunderbird emails.
  • No guarantee of complete migration.

Solution 2. Using Third Party Solution – MBOX Converter

MBOX Converter is a software that helps users who want to move email from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail. This application provides the complete migration of Thunderbird to EML file format. It offers 100% guarantee to users in exporting emails from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail EML format. Every user can smartly use this software and successfully switch from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail along with all emails and attachments. Apart from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail EML format, the MBOX Converter also provides multiple options to save MBOX emails to another file formats like – PST, PDF, EMLX, MSG and NSF. Using the MBOX Converter, uses get benefit, they can export MBOX email from any MBOX supported email clients such as – Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Eudora, Entourage, SeaMonkey, Spicebird, Opera Mail, The Bat! and many more.

Some Valuable Benefits of MBOX Converter:

  • Easy to use by both technical and non-technical users
  • Thunderbird installation is not necessary to export Thunderbird to EML
  • Supportable with all MBOX based email applications
  • Available both – single and batch conversion facility
  • Maintain folder structure of MBOX mailbox during the process
  • Able to move all emails, attachments, metadata, email formatting, etc.
  • Compatible with all Windows (64bit and 32bit) OS versions

MBOX Converter Freeware edition is also available for users to briefly understand about the software’s functionality before getting its license edition. The free edition of MBOX Converter allows users to convert 20 emails from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail EML file format with no cost. If you want to move bulk emails from Thunderbird to EML format, then go ahead and buy its license key.


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