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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: pburkholder on Oct 09, '06 04:19:41PM

With Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.8, to be exact), Mail.app 2 (2.1.1) and Thunderbird 1.5 (1.5.0.7) the import into Mail.app is very straightforward for importing the Local Folders and Inbox from a Thunderbird POP account. I did this as two imports, first the Local Folders, then the INBOX

1) in Mail, select File -> Import Mailboxes, then select Other
2) select the folder (HOME)/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/Default.lay/Mail/Local Folder
3) Mail then finds all the importable mbox files therein, and all the nested folders and files as well. Confirm the import

Then repeat, but using (HOME)/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/Default.lay/Mail/(account name) as the base for the import

This leaves you with two new top-level folders in Mail.app: Import and Import-2. You can then rename and re-arrange as needed for your purposes



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Import mailboxes from Thunderbird into Mail.app
Authored by: pburkholder on Oct 09, '06 04:58:31PM

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: be sure to "Compact Folders" in Thunderbird before attempting an Import.



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