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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: vocaro on Apr 05, '05 12:26:35PM

Not sure why all these steps are necessary. If you just choose the Netscape/Mozilla option in Mail.app's Import command, it should find all the mbox files for Thunderbird, assuming you point to the ~/Library/Thunderbird/... directory, as specified in the hint.



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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: jmontana on Apr 05, '05 01:02:01PM

Except that it usually doesn't. And if it does find them, you will note that a significant percentage of your email did not get imported. The times I tried to do this, there were hundreds of emails that didn't get imported.

That's why I had to use the cleanmbox script mentioned earlier. After cleaning them, you end up with a bunch of ".cleaned" mailboxes which *do* import properly.



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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: vocaro on Apr 05, '05 04:59:40PM

Yes, I'm aware of the cleanmbox script. I'm the author. :)

My comment was regarding this particular hint, however, which suggests renaming mbox files and selecting "Other" as the import option. I am questioning whether these steps are truly necessary. Applying my script and choosing "Netscape/Mozilla" as the import option should be all that is needed.



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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: sunbane on Apr 05, '05 06:10:22PM

I had nothing but problems using mail.app's import command. Mainly doing w/ larger folders that had been put into archive mode. I ended up setting up an imap server on a linux box... dragged my folders to my imap account in thunderbird, and then hooked into imap w/ mail.app, and dragged all the folders local. That was the result of MUCH searching on this subject on the web (switching from windows to os x).



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