How to Convert Windows Thunderbird to Mac Outlook OLM Format?

Convert Your Data, July 20, 2018

Table of Content

  1. Introduction to Thunderbird and OLM File.
  2. Why do users convert Thunderbird to OLM format?
  3. Advisable software to convert Thunderbird to OLM.
  4. How export emails from Windows Thunderbird?
  5. How to import Thunderbird to Mac Outlook?
  6. Features of Thunderbird to OLM Converter.
  7. Frequently asked questions.
  8. Conclusion.

Introduction to Thunderbird & OLM file

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source email client for sending receiving email messages, it is developed by Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla Thunderbird supports POP and IMAP for configuring email accounts.

OLM file is known as Mac Outlook archived file format which is capable to save Mac Outlook emails, contacts, calendar, journals, etc. Mac Outlook 2011, 2016, 2019 editions also allow to import OLM files.

Why do users convert Thunderbird to OLM format?

  1. Suppose a Windows Mozilla Thunderbird user decided to switch his email client from Thunderbird to Mac Outlook without loss of previous email messages then he needs to convert Thunderbird to OLM format because OLM format can be easily imported to Mac Outlook.
  2. Suppose a Windows computer user wants to switch on Mac computer including his Thunderbird email messages to Mac Outlook then he needs to migrate Thunderbird to OLM format.

Recommended Software to Convert Thunderbird Messages to OLM

Use MBOX to OLM Converter to migrate Windows Thunderbird to Mac Outlook 2011, 2016, 2019 editions. Mozilla Thunderbird permits to export emails in MBOX format so it is the best software for transferring emails from Thunderbird to Mac Outlook. The tool maintains email attachments and other components during the conversion process.

How to Export Emails from Windows Thunderbird?

There are two techniques available to export emails from Windows Thunderbird to MBOX format. Users can use any technique according to their choice.

Technique 1 – Download and install free ImportExportTools add-ons and follow these steps.

  • Run Mozilla Thunderbird and select Tools > ImportExportTools > Export Folder option and after that select destination path for saving exported emails as shown in the screenshot.

Export Folder

  • Go to the destination path to get without extension exported file.

Exported file

  • Now rename without extension file as shown in the screenshot.

Rename file

Technique 2 – Users can go to the default storage location of Mozilla Thunderbird to get email file.

Thunderbird default storage location for Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, and Win 10 – C:\Users\<Windows user name>\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\<Profile name>\

  • Go to the default storage location where you will see the various files and without extension Inbox file is the main database file, which has all emails messages.

Default storage location

  • Now add .mbox extension in Inbox file as shown in the screenshot.

Inbox file

How to Import Thunderbird to Mac Outlook?

First download, install Thunderbird to OLM converter and after that follow these steps for importing Thunderbird emails to Mac Outlook.

Download

  • First, convert Thunderbird to OLM format including attachments and other details and saves the resultant OLM file at any destination path. After converting Thunderbird to OLM format, move OLM file from Windows computer to Mac computer via using external storage devices i.e. Pen Drive and Hard Drive.

Convert Thunderbird to OLM

  • Run Mac Outlook and choose Import option for importing Mac archive OLM file. After import OLM file to Mac Outlook, users can access Thunderbird emails to Mac Outlook.

Import OLM file

Features of Thunderbird to OLM Converter

  1. Windows Thunderbird to OLM converter allows to convert various Thunderbird exported emails to OLM format at once.
  2. The tool maintains all email attachments while converting Thunderbird to OLM format i.e. PDF, DOC, XPS, XLS, ePUB, DWG, Images, etc.
  3. It is a Windows OS based software, which can be installed on all Windows OS based computer.
  4. Thunderbird to OLM Software gives facility to create separate as well as combined OLM file from various Thunderbird exported files.

Frequently Asked Question

Que 1 – Can I install this Thunderbird to OLM converter on Mac computer?

Ans – No, it is a Windows-based product, which can be installed on all Windows OS based computers i.e. Win 10, Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP, etc.

Que 2 – Does this software allow to import Thunderbird to Mac Outlook 2016?

Ans – Yes, it is the well suitable software for importing Windows Thunderbird to Mac Outlook 2011, 2016, 2019.

Que 3 – Can convert 10 different Thunderbird exported files to single OLM file?

Ans – Yes, the tool has separate option to create separate as well as combined OLM file from various Thunderbird exported files.

Conclusion

After reading the above information, anyone can convert Thunderbird to OLM format, which is helpful for migrating Thunderbird to Mac Outlook 2011, 2016, 2019 including all attachments and other email attributes. Free demo edition of this software allows to convert 25 emails from Thunderbird to OLM format for checking the functionality and after complete satisfaction, users can purchase its license keys for avoiding all limitations.

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