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how do I import my mail into thunderbird?

by kylesgrama / September 16, 2012 5:59 AM PDT

Windows live does not show up as an option for importing.Just Outlook and outlook express.How do I get the mail into thunderbrid?I have windows 7 ultimate 64

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Import mail into Thunderbird
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 16, 2012 6:04 AM PDT
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I had saved all my contacts as a .csv
by Darrell / September 16, 2012 10:33 PM PDT

In outlook express, save by using export to a .csv, mine was in Documents. All I had to do was from Thunderbird, Tools at the top of Thunderbird, import your address book and anything else to save.
WIN7 Home Edition, I have, It is a lot better than Outlook, Outlook express & Windows Live Mail which I had. If that is not an option, print it all out, manually install in Thunderbird. Darrell

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Re: address book
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 16, 2012 10:39 PM PDT

Hi Darrell,

You answer a question that isn't asked. The question was about importing mail, not about importing the address book. You wouldn't seriously suggest that he retyped all mail sent and received, would you?


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still having trouble
by kylesgrama / September 17, 2012 9:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: address book

Thanks Guys for the help. Right, I do not have OE, Just Widows Live, which is not listed in the options for transfer. My son did manage to get my address book(minus the names,just email addeys)but so far not the body of my emails.They just do not want to move. Is there a step by step anywhere that would help me?

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At the top is tools, you can import all emails & addresses
by Darrell / September 18, 2012 1:49 AM PDT
In reply to: still having trouble
With the email, just forward them from Live Mail to an email account in Thunderbird. Sorry, I had misread originally, nice catch Kees! Darrell
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