How to Convert Thunderbird Emails to EML file?

Mark Regan | November 4th, 2020 | Convert Your Data

In today’s digital world, various users are looking for the best Thunderbird to EML Converter. Many Thunderbird users want to export their Mozilla Thunderbird email in .eml format. EML format is the first choice of several users for storing email messages because it is easy for data management. And it is supportable by multiple email clients such as Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, eM Client, Outlook Express, Foxmail, Zarafa, etc.

Steps to Convert Thunderbird Email to EML Files Quickly

Firstly, download BitRecover Thunderbird Converter Wizard and install it on your computer. The tool is also known as Thunderbird to EML Converter because of its separate functionality.

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1 – Run Thunderbird to EML Converter, it will automatically load Mozilla Thunderbird profile data in the software interface. You can also choose the Select Files or Select Folders button to load Thunderbird data manually.

Thunderbird to EML Converter

2 – Select all or specific Thunderbird folders from the software panel. Click on the Next button to continue.

Specific Thunderbird folders

3 – Choose EML as a saving format from the list of saving options.

Choose EML

4 – Thunderbird to EML Export Tool offers multiple file naming options for file management. Choose according to your need.

Convert Thunderbird inbox to EML

5 – After that, select the destination path and click on the Next button to start the process to export Thunderbird messages to EML.

Export Thunderbird messages to EML

6 – At last, it will automatically open the destination path so that users can get resultant EML files.

Resultant EML files

In this way, users can easily export Thunderbird to EML files inclusive of email attachments. The tool preserves all email items & components and users can save their time and efforts.

How to Export Thunderbird to EML Manually?

  1. Run Mozilla Thunderbird email client and choose a specific email folder.
  2. Select all emails of a specific folder by pressing (Ctrl + A).
  3. Right-click and choose Save as option as showing in the screenshot.
  4. Choose the destination path and press the Save button.
  5. Open destination path to get Mozilla Thunderbird exported EML files.

Benefits of the automatic method instead of the manual method

  • Multiple file naming options for easy file management.
  • Convert Thunderbird email to EML from several folders at once.
  • No technical knowledge required as it is an easy to use method.
  • No Thunderbird installation is required as the tool requires only Thunderbird data.

Limitations of the manual method

  • If your Mozilla Thunderbird is got corrupted and unable to run then the manual method will not work.
  • The manual method allows exporting emails from one Thunderbird folder to an EML format. If you have 10 folders then you need to repeat the same process 10 times.
  • It is a time-consuming technique, so it is mostly used by home users while professional users avoid this.
  • It is capable to save resultant EML files in default structure while the automatic technique gives multiple file naming options too.

Benefits of Thunderbird to EML Converter

  1. The tool permits to convert Thunderbird inbox to EML as well as PST, MSG, PDF, HTML, RTF, EMLX, MBOX, MBX, CSV and Zimbra formats.
  2. Thunderbird to EML Exporter allows loading Thunderbird profile data automatically from the default storage location.
  3. It is capable to convert all Thunderbird folder to EML format at once.
  4. This application offers multiple file naming options for easy file management.
  5. Thunderbird to EML Converter keeps emails attachments, folders structure, emails components, etc. during the task.
  6. It is capable to preview Mozilla Thunderbird emails in software GUI before conversion.
  7. The tool shows live conversion progressive report during Thunderbird to EML migration.
  8. The tool is available with free demo edition which allows converting 25 emails from each Thunderbird folder to EML format.


Just download Thunderbird to EML Converter and check the procedure to convert Thunderbird inbox to EML files by exporting 25 emails from each folder free of cost. The tool is capable to install on all 32 bit and 64 bit Windows OS such as Win 10, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP, etc. Let’s enjoy the conversion in a professional way.