How to Migrate Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird?

Mark Regan ~ June 16th, 2021 ~ How to, Import Contacts

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If you have decided to switch email programs from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla’s Thunderbird, you can bring your backup messages into Thunderbird straightforwardly – but not your contact addresses. Rather, you need to perform two separate activities: one to export Windows Live Mail contacts, then you need to import the contacts to Thunderbird. As Thunderbird doesn’t have any in-built option to import Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird. Thus, you need an automated solution for the same. In this article, you will see the complete guidelines explaining how to migrate Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird.

It’s is essential to note that the manual methods may prove to be time-consuming and also there’s a danger of your unique contact data getting ravaged in the migration. If something turns out badly, you may lose your contact detail components. So, use the below-mentioned effortless approach to move Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird.

Professional Approach to Migrate Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird

As we mentioned that manual method may lead to the loss of your relevant contact data. Hence, to eliminate such issues, we would suggest you use BitRecover Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird Converter. It serves as an all-in-one utility that enables users for exporting Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird. Since Thunderbird stores all its contacts in vCard or CSV format. So, you can migrate Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird with this application by exporting all contacts in vCard format.

How to Migrate Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird Account?

Follow these steps to transfer Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird:

  1. Download Windows Live Mail Contacts Converter tool.
  2. Choose Windows Live Mail contacts from dual file selection ways.
  3. Enable desired contacts that are to be exported into Thunderbird.
  4. Select vCard as a file saving option and set up a destination path.
  5. Start to migrate Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird.

Detailed Description about How to Export Windows Live Mail Address Book to Mozilla Thunderbird

First of all download the software on your computer. Please note that it’s a DEMO version of the tool.

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Now, read all instructions given in the software and click on the Next button.

read instruction carefully

Then, select Windows Live Mail contacts with auto-detection or manual selection option.

auto select windows live mail to thunderbird

Thereafter, the tool will load all WLM contacts into the GUI. So, choose the required contacts which you want to migrate into Thunderbird.

select windows live mail file

Now, go to the saving options list and select vCard from it.

select vCard option

After this, choose data filter options if you want to selectively migrate Windows Live Mail Contacts to

Thunderbird.

choose filter option

Then, pick a destination location where you want to save the output.

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Now, click on Next tab to start exporting Windows Live Mail contacts to vCard format.

choose vCard format

Once the conversion finishes, the tool will give a pop-up messaging declaring completion of the task.

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Import Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird – How to do this Migration ?

Open your Mozilla Thunderbird account and select the Address Book option.

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You can click on any contact to get detailed information about a specific person.

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Now, select Tools >> Import option as shown here.

select tools option

Thereafter, choose the Address Book option and hit on the Next button.

choose address book

Here, select the vCard option and again hit on the Next tab.

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Now, select the vCard contact file and press on the Open tab.

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Lastly, press on OK button to start the task. Once this process ends, click on Finish.

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So, enjoy! Now, you can view all Windows Live Mail contacts into the Mozilla Thunderbird account.

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Move WLM Contacts to Thunderbird – Benefits of Software

1 – The software auto-locates all Windows Live Mail contacts from default storage location for the conversion procedure.

2 – Instead of auto-detect option, users can also take advantage of the manual contact selection options like Select Folders… or Select Files…

3 – The tool preserves all contact details throughout the process to migrate Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird. The contact properties like name, phone number, notes, addresses, contact image, job title, etc remain maintained.

4 – There’s no need to install any plugins or external program to move WLM contacts to Thunderbird.

5 – It offers various data filter options to the users like Date range, Subject, From, To, Exclude Folders, Root folders, Mails, Calendars, Contacts, Organizer, etc. With these filter options, users can easily migrate Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird in a selective manner.

6 – The application runs smoothly on all versions of Windows OS such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Windows Server versions etc.

Concluding Words

Hopefully, now it is clear to you how to migrate Windows Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird. This tool offers various saving options such as vCard, CSV. Users can choose any saving options that suit best for their needs. We assure you that this automated software will easily transfer Windows Live Mail contacts to Thunderbird without losing any information. Still, if you have any queries, please contact our technical support team.

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Export Windows Live Mail Contacts to Outlook