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using thunderbird for email, importing my old outlook emails, can I run 2 files at once?

using thunderbird for email, importing my old outlook emails, can I run 2 files at once?

I am using gmail for email for a long time, so I downloaded thunderbird to backup my gmail emails.

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Guest [Entry]

"Yes its possible

1) Find the profile folder of the profile containing the Outlook mails (e.g. %AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles on Windows).

2) Within this profile folder find the files that have the same name as the folders in Thunderbird. There should be one file with this name and one file the ending .msf

for example:
%AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\i2m1oyie.default\Mail\Local Folders\mail-dir
%AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\i2m1oyie.default\Mail\Local Folders\mail-dir.msf

copy the files without .msf

%AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\i2m1oyie.default\Mail\Local Folders\mail-dir

3) Within the other Thunderbird create folders with the same name (e.g. mail-dir)

4) Find this profile folder and replace the copy the files from the ""Outlook-Thunderbird"" here.

This will integrate your Outlook mails into your existing mail account.

Also see the Mozilla Knowledge Base articles about this topic:

http://kb.mozillazinedotorg/Importing_and_exporting_your_mail
http://kb.mozillazinedotorg/Importing_folders
http://kb.mozillazinedotorg/Import_from_Outlook_Express"
Guest [Entry]

"Using Thunderbird, you can copy your local messages to an IMAP server - just set up an IMAP account in Thunderbird, then drag and drop your messages from Local Folders to the IMAP account. Then, if necessary, repeat in reverse to copy them from the IMAP server on to your other computer.

This might work using GMail as the IMAP account, but I haven't tried that."