How to Migrate Thunderbird to Outlook & Outlook 365 with Emails, Contacts & Calendar?

Mark Regan | October 28th, 2020 | Convert Your Data

Are you looking for the best Thunderbird to PST Converter? If your response is yes then now you can stop your search here. BitRecover Thunderbird to Outlook Converter is an excellent software for Windows OS users. This all-in-one application is specially developed to export Thunderbird to Outlook 365 online account & Outlook desktop.

Before going to describe the step-by-step process of exporting emails from Thunderbird to Outlook. First, read some important information about both email clients. Here, I am also sharing some real-time queries of users that asked by users to the BitRecover Support team. After reading this complete guide tutorial, these types of queries will be solved.

  • How do I transfer emails from Thunderbird to Outlook?
  • Can I migrate emails & contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook.com?
  • How to move Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook 365?

Mozilla Thunderbird vs Microsoft Outlook

Both Mozilla Thunderbird and MS Outlook are famous email clients. In this digital world, a lot of business and home users are using these desktop-based email clients. Most of professional users prefer to use MS Outlook email client instead of Mozilla Thunderbird. Because Outlook offers some business-oriented features while Thunderbird is the first choice of home users.

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source email client that is available 100% free of cost. Even Thunderbird is developed by a well-known trustworthy IT Company like Mozilla Foundation. So several users prefer to use it for sending and receiving email messages. MS Outlook provides some extraordinary features for business users so some users want to switch from Thunderbird to MS Outlook.

Mozilla Thunderbird Microsoft Outlook
Thunderbird is an open-source email client that is available 100% free of cost. The Outlook is a part of MS Office Suite that comes with different types of licenses.
It is available for Windows OS, macOS, and Unix OS. It can be installed on Windows OS and macOS separately.
Stores profile data in MBOX, Maildir, SBD, MOZMSGS, etc. Mainly stores all data in OST and PST file extensions.
It supports IMAP, SMTP, POP protocols for sending and receiving emails. It is also compatible with the same (IMAP, SMTP, POP) protocols.
Thunderbird does not provide any server compatibility. Outlook users can connect it to Exchange Server if required.
Users can manage their emails, contacts, and calendars. It permits to manage emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, appointments, to-do lists, etc.
Thunderbird is a desktop-based email client that cannot be used as a cloud service. Outlook is also a desktop-based email client but if someone wants to use its cloud edition then he can use Outlook 365 (Outlook.com).

Reasons to Convert Thunderbird to Outlook

After reading the above comparison anyone can easily understand the reasons behind the conversion. For better understanding, read some real-time queries…

I am using the Mozilla Thunderbird email client since 2018 for sending and receiving email messages. Now I have recently started a startup with 20 employees. I want to use Microsoft Outlook 2019 edition instead of Thunderbird. Because Outlook is offering some extra-ordinary features for completing the professional requirements. Please suggest to me a technique to import folders from Thunderbird to Outlook together with emails, contacts, calendars, attachments, and all.

– Aiden, Cambridge

Yesterday, my Thunderbird email client got crashed and unable to start. But I have its profile data available. Now I want to import Thunderbird profile data into Outlook. If you have any software and service available then recommend it to me to switch from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook.

– Isaiah, Mainz

Hi BitRecover, I am planning to export Thunderbird to Outlook 365 cloud-based platform. So that I can easily access it from anywhere, anytime by entering account credentials. If you have software for me then recommend it to me but note one thing also. I want to use the suggested method for exporting contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook 365.

– Everett, New York

How to Migrate Thunderbird to Outlook?

Firstly, download the all-in-one BitRecover Thunderbird Converter Wizard that has a separate option to convert Thunderbird to PST. Because of its separate saving option, it is also known as the best Thunderbird to PST Converter. Users can proudly use it for exporting emails from Thunderbird to Outlook. Just follow these simple steps to sync Thunderbird to Outlook with 100% accurate result.
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1 – Launch Thunderbird to Outlook Converter that is capable to upload Mozilla Thunderbird profile data in the software panel automatically as well as manually.

  • Convert Configured Thunderbird Mailboxes Data: Users can choose this option to upload profile data automatically from the default storage location.
  • Let Me Select My Thunderbird Mailboxes Data: You can go with this option if you want to insert Thunderbird profile data manually from a different destination path. Users can choose one option from Select Folders or Select Files for uploading Thunderbird profile data in the software window.

Thunderbird to Outlook Converter

2 – After that, users can view Thunderbird email folders in the software interface. Check all or specific folders and hit on the Next button to continue.

Upload profile data

3 – Now choose PST (Personal Storage Table) from the list of saving options.

Choose PST

4 – By default, it stores the resultant PST file at the desktop but users can change the destination accordingly.

Destination path

5 – Click on the Next button to start the process to export Thunderbird to PST.

Export Thunderbird to PST

6 – Mozilla Thunderbird to PST conversion process has been completed successfully. You can see the message of completion.

Mozilla Thunderbird to PST conversion

7 – Thereafter, it will automatically open the destination folder. Get resultant PST file.

Resultant PST file

8 – At last, run Microsoft Outlook email client and import resultant PST file.

Run Microsoft Outlook

In this way, anyone can easily convert Thunderbird to Outlook inclusive of all email components, attributes, attachments, folders, and sub-folders.

Transfer Contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook

1 – First of all, export contacts & calendars from Thunderbird in CSV & ICS file extension. After that follow these simple steps. – https://www.bitrecover.com/blog/export-contacts-calendars-thunderbird/

2 – Launch Thunderbird to Outlook Converter and choose Contacts & Calendars option. After that choose one option from Select Files or Select Folders for uploading exported CSV & ICS files.

Transfer Contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook

3 – Now you can see Thunderbird contacts in the software interface and press the Next button.

See Thunderbird contacts

4 – Thereafter, choose PST from saving options as you can see in the screenshot.

Select PST

5 – Confirm default destination path or browse the different location to store output PST contacts.

Browse different location

6 – Hit on the Next button to convert contacts from Mozilla Thunderbird to PST.

Convert contacts from Mozilla Thunderbird to PST

7 – Thunderbird contacts to PST conversion process has been completed successfully.

Thunderbird contacts to PST conversion

8 – At last, it will automatically open the destination path. Get contacts in *.pst file extension.

Get contacts

9 – Run MS Outlook email client and import converted PST file in Outlook.

Run MS Outlook email client

In this way, all home and business users can easily import contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook. Users can also use the same above-mentioned steps for transferring calendars from Thunderbird to MS Outlook.

How to Move Emails from Thunderbird to Outlook 365?

1 – Run BitRecover Thunderbird to PST Converter and choose Outlook.com from the list of saving options instead of PST.

BitRecover Thunderbird to PST Converter

2 – Enter Outlook 365 (Outlook.com) account login details i.e. Email Address or Password.

Account login details

3 – After that, hit on the Next button to start the process to migrate Thunderbird to Outlook 365. Please wait for the message of completion.

Migrate Thunderbird to Outlook 365

4 – After finishing the task, login to your Outlook 365 account for previewing the imported email messages.

Login to your Outlook 365 account

By following the above-mentioned steps, anyone can transfer emails from Thunderbird to Outlook.com. It preserves the original folder and sub-folder structure after finishing of the task.

Mozilla Thunderbird to PST Converter Notable Features

  • It supports all Mozilla Thunderbird profile data i.e. MBOX, EML, Maildir, SBD, MSF, MOZMSGS, etc.
  • Convert Thunderbird to PST Unicode file extension for the latest MS Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, etc.
  • Thunderbird to Outlook Converter utility is capable to upload profile data automatically in the software window.
  • Transfer contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook / Outlook 365 along with complete information.
  • Best Thunderbird to PST Converter preserves the original folder structure during the completion of the task.
  • Transfer calendars from Thunderbird to Outlook.com / Outlook desktop editions in a professional way.
  • This application is compatible with all latest Mozilla Thunderbird editions like 78.0, 68.0, 60.0, 52.0, 45.0, 38.0.1, 31.0, 24.0, etc.
  • Thunderbird to Outlook converter freeware edition permits to convert a maximum of 25 emails from each folder into PST for software evaluation.

Commonly Asked Questions

Que 1 – How to move email from Thunderbird to Outlook ?

Ans – Follow these simple steps to migrate Thunderbird to Outlook.

  1. Start Thunderbird to PST Converter and upload profile data in the software GUI.
  2. Select Mozilla Thunderbird folders from the software window and press the Next button.
  3. Choose PST from the list of saving options and browse a specific location to store resultant PST.
  4. Click on the Next button to convert Thunderbird to PST file extension.
  5. Run MS Outlook and import converted PST (Outlook Data File) file.

Que 2 – How to move Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook 365 ?

Ans – To migrate Thunderbird to Outlook 365, you need to choose Outlook.com from the list of saving options. After that enter Outlook 365 account login details and click on the Next button to move emails from Thunderbird to Outlook 365.

Que 3 – Can import contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook using BitRecover Thunderbird to PST Converter ?

Ans – Yes, of course, first export Thunderbird contacts into CSV (Comma Separated Values) file extension manually. After that, you can use this software to convert contacts from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook PST format.

Que 4 – Can I install Thunderbird to Outlook Converter on Windows and Mac OS ?

Ans – Yes, Thunderbird to PST Converter can be installed on all Windows as well as Mac Operating System.

The Verge

After reading this write-up all professional and home-based users can easily migrate Thunderbird to Outlook profile. Thunderbird to PST Converter deals with several problems like “How do I transfer emails from Thunderbird to Outlook. Now anyone can switch Mozilla Thunderbird to MS Outlook without any data loss.