How To Restore Thunderbird Mail Backup into Outlook?

Mail Backup into Outlook

In organization part of works often depend upon email clients that may include sharing information among employees, exchanges of files, sharing project information with clients and many others. To fulfill this requirement employer chooses a particular email client from various available choices. As per growing need and change in technology, the need of organization also changes.  Considering this scenario, many organization switch email client to Outlook which is very popular nowadays because of its advance features and function. Nevertheless it is not easy to switch email client as one needs old database for various ongoing business purposes. It may create hurdle in the decision of switching email client.

In this blog, we will help particular user group who are searching for the solution to know how to restore Thunderbird mail backup into Outlook. Thunderbird to Outlook conversion is a very common topic nowadays. The need of moving Thunderbird files in PST arises because Outlook does not support to open Thunderbird data directly in its interface. Hence it is required to move Thunderbird files in PST format to easily open the files in Outlook.

Manual Method to Move Thunderbird Mail in Outlook

Here we explain free way to save Thunderbird files in Outlook interface. Here we provides step by step procedure to export Thunderbird files to Outlook via Gmail account. Follow the steps given below to execute Thunderbird data transfer to Outlook:

Phase I: Copy Thunderbird Files in Gmail Account

Step 1: First you have to set-up Gmail account as IMAP account in Thunderbird.

Step 2: Now open the folders which you want to export and select files. If you want to move complete data then you can utilize short cut key Ctrl + A.

Step 3: Now Drag and drop the selected Thunderbird files in configured Gmail account.

Phase II: Configure the Gmail Account in Outlook

Step 1: Run Outlook application in your system.

Step 2: Go to File and follow these steps>> Add Account>> Manual Setup>> Next.

Step 3: Next choose “POP or IMAP” and hit Next button.

Step 4: Now enter all the required details such as Name, Email Address, Account Type, incoming mail server, SMTP, and login information.

Step 6: Proceed with the “More Setting” tab and tick the option in the “Outgoing Server”.

Step 7: Next set the port number as 993/995 and 465/587 respectively.

Step 8: Finally click on “Ok” and “Test Settings” and at last hit Next button.

Now you can access Thunderbird emails in Outlook.

Complexities with Manual Approach

  • After reading the steps mentioned above you can easily conclude that the process is lengthy and consumes lots of time.
  • Manual approach is highly technical. User who is not familiar with the technicality cannot implement manual approach. Hence it is not an ideal solution for non-technical background users.
  • Installation of Thunderbird and Outlook application is mandatory.
  • Any minor mistake may freeze the conversion process and you have to start over the process again.

Automated Solution to Backup Thunderbird Files in Outlook

In the previous section, we have discussed about manual method of restoring Thunderbird files in Outlook. Nevertheless the process is followed by some drawbacks which makes the method less useful and risky. Thunderbird to Outlook Converter is a third party tool specialized in moving batch Thunderbird files automatically to Outlook. The tool does not take much time in completing the conversion process. The software has various integrated options that ensure guaranteed conversion result without any changes in mail properties. The utility is workable on all machines which supports Windows operating system of 32 bit and 64 bit.

You can save entire Thunderbird profile in Outlook along with emails, contact, calendar and attachments. The software has simple and non-technical work structure. By reducing the time of conversion, it fulfills efficient part of the good software. Thunderbird installation is not required to handle this Windows supported software. The demo version of Thunderbird Converter is also available that guide users in getting perfect solution of how to restore Thunderbird mail backup into Outlook. You can try the demo edition with the free backup of upto 20 Thunderbird files in Outlook.

Additional Information: If you are looking for quick solution to move Thunderbird EML files to Outlook then you can try EML to PST Converter software. The tool helps in migrating batch EML files to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013 and previous editions.