Export mail from Windows® Live Mail to Mozilla® Thunderbird
What are the techniques to export and import data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird? What are the things that are to be considered during the process?
Import and export are the two data transfer functionalities available with the Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and other email client applications. For importing and exporting of data from Windows Live Mail application to Mozilla Thunderbird some steps must be followed carefully. The user should take some precautions while exporting or importing data. The user should follow the instructions provided by the import or export wizard that would appear on the screen. The email application details like contacts, email messages, address books, calendars etc can be transferred using the export and import functions. The transferring items should be saved as files in a particular format provided with the Windows Live Mail application. The file format should also be suitable for or compatible with the Mozilla Thunderbird application also. Both the Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird applications should be installed on the system.
Discussed below are some points related with exporting and importing of data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Need to export or import data
- Export data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
- Import data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
Need to export or import data
The need to export or import data arises while the user need to change the email application used on the system. The exporting of the data from Windows Live Mail software to the Mozilla Thunderbird application is performed while the user installs Mozilla Thunderbird on the system. The exporting and importing options would reduce users' effort in providing each and every detail regarding the contacts and email messages which are used in the Windows Live Mail into the Mozilla Thunderbird application.
Export data from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird
Open the Windows Live Mail application window upon the system. Click on file menu at the top and select the export option from the drop down list. Then click on the particular folder or data that should be exported from the Windows Live Mail. Then select the file format for the exported data. Browse for a system location upon which the exported data should be saved. Select the desktop as the convenient place. Export the data by clicking on the button for starting the process.
Now the user should import the data from Windows Live Mail to the Mozilla Thunderbird application. The data exported from the Windows Live Mail is saved to the desktop. Now the user should open the Mozilla Thunderbird application and click on file menu and then select import option. Select the specific file format and then import the data saved at the desktop to the Mozilla Thunderbird program.
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