How to Export MBOX File from Thunderbird Profiles – Know Dual Methods

How to, August 9, 2019

Export MBOX File from Thunderbird

Do you want to export MBOX file from Thunderbird profile free of cost or an affordable price? If your response is “Yes” then don’t worry because it is the time of solving your all problem. But going to the main point, first understand the original problem by reading few support queries.

User’s Queries

Query 1 – Hi BitRecover, I am using Mozilla Thunderbird email client from fast few years and I want to save all emails from Thunderbird in standard file format. Please suggest me how do I export an MBOX file from Thunderbird. I am a student and I cannot afford paid solution. If it is possible then please share step-by-step technique for solving my problem. Thanks in advance!

– Silas, Jacksonville

Query 2 – Hi support team, I have previously purchase your Data Recovery Software that is very helpful for me. Because of your client satisfaction policy, I am again here to purchase another BitRecover Software. In my corporate office Mozilla Thunderbird is running as a default email client on 10 computers, for data management now I want to create MBOX from Thunderbird so please suggest me a well-suitable software to save all email from Thunderbird.

– Aarav, Stockton

After reading above queries, we have decided to define dual methods to archive emails from Thunderbird for both home and corporate users. After reading this specific blog post these types of queries will be solved.

  1. How do I export an MBOX file from Thunderbird ?
  2. How to export mailbox from Thunderbird email client ?
  3. Can I export emails from Thunderbird profiles ?

Create MBOX File from Thunderbird – Manual Method

  • Run Mozilla Thunderbird email client, four lines icon which is available at the right side and choose Add-ons option from dropdown menu.

Add-ons option

  • Now you will see Add-ons Window to get various types of Add-ons for Mozilla Thunderbird. From here choose Up & Coming option.

Up & Coming

  • In search bar, search ImportExportTools plugin and after that add it to Thunderbird. After installation of this Thunderbird Add-ons, restart your Thunderbird email client.

ImportExportTools plugin

  • Run Mozilla Thunderbird email client again, choose an email folder and right click on the folder. Choose ImportExportTools << Export Folder option as shown in the desired screenshot.

Run Mozilla Thunderbird

  • Now select a folder to save emails from Thunderbird and press Select Folder button.

Select a folder

  • At last open destination path and add .mbox extension after resultant file as you can see the respective screenshot.

open destination path

How to Export Mailbox from Thunderbird – Pro Method

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  • First of all, download Thunderbird Export Tool from official product page and after that install the product setup on your Windows Machine. Run this software, by default it will automatically load whole Thunderbird profile data from default storage location but if you want load Thunderbird data from other location then you can choose 2nd option i.e. let me select my Thunderbird mailboxes data. Press Next button to continue.

Export Mailbox from Thunderbird

select folders

  • The tool will automatically choose desktop as destination path but users can also select different destination path by clicking on the Browse icon. Click on Next button to start the process to create MBOX file from Thunderbird.

choose desktop as destination path

  • Now the tool is archiving emails from Mozilla Thunderbird email client in MBOX Format, after completion of the task. Get resultant data from destination path.

Get resultant data

Benefits of Pro Method

  • Manual technique allows to export mailbox from Thunderbird folders one by one but professional method allows to save whole Thunderbird profile data at once.
  • If your Mozilla Thunderbird email client got corrupted then manual technique will not work while pro method permits to archive emails from corrupt Thunderbird profiles.
  • Mentioned software is also compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird SBD, MSF, MOZMSGS, WDSEML, etc. files while this functionality is not available in the manual technique.
  • Pro Software also allows to backup Thunderbird exported CSV contacts to vCard and PST (Personal Storage Tables) formats.

An Alternative Solution – Go with Thunderbird Converter, if you want to download all emails from Mozilla Thunderbird in 10+ standard file formats. It is a Windows compatible software which is available with free demo edition for checking the software working procedure before investing money.

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