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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: aboutimage on Aug 12, '05 02:19:12AM
I read thru the steps required to import mail, and none of them worked for me. Perhaps this is because I was porting from Thunderbird (on a PC) to Mail.app? Dunno. In any case, I found that the solution is fairly easy, I was just overthinking it:

1. Find the Thunderbird mail source folders (on the PC, they should be in Documents and Settings / Username / Application Settings / Thunderbird / Mail (or something close to that - I'm typing this from memory).

2. In Mail.app, click Import, select Other, then select one of the mail folders that contain the Inbox.mbox files (and many others).

3. Click Choose. You're choosing the folder, not any of the files contained within it. Folder should be called Local Folders for the main inbox. If you used multiple mailboxes, the rest will be named by host (i.e. mail.yourhost.com).

That's it. I imported approximately 10,000 messages from my PC across a wireless network without a hitch. And without the Python script.

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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: shwetank on Jan 16, '06 02:04:22PM

does anyone know how to import mbx files (exported from mail) into thunderbird?

when using import under thunderbird, the only 2 options are eudora and netscape.

i have tried copying the mbox file into the thunderbird profile folder as recommended by another article but that didnt work either..

any help is appreciated.



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