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How to Migrate EML Files to Thunderbird Email Client

Debasmita ~ Modified: 27-Dec-2021 ~ EML File Management ~ 5 Minutes Reading

Are you guys searching solution for Migrate EML to Thunderbird Application? If yes, then stop searching and start reading this informative blog. Most of the users were searching for solutions for this issue. So, read the complete blog and get the perfect solution for this issue.

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User Query: Hi! I have thousands of EML files which I need to import into my Thunderbird account. But I don’t have any idea regarding how to perform this task in the simplest manner. If you have any idea then please help me out in performing this task. Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Popenz, UK

What are the Techniques of Migrate EML to Thunderbird – Methods

There are two ways through which user can complete this procedure:

  1. Technical Solution
  2. Manual Solution

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How to Migrate EML File to Thunderbird – Complete Working Steps

Follow this simple process for performing this task in a hassle-free manner:

  1. First, users have to install and run EML to Thunderbird Migrator on their Windows Machine.

    install eml to thunderbird converter

  2. After that, the user has to click on the Select files or Select folder option for uploading the EML files.

    choose eml files or folders

  3. After that, choose Thunderbird as a file saving option from the saving list and proceed further.

    select required saving option

  4. Then, the user can browse the destination path for saving the final output data.

    browse destination to migarte eml to thunderbird

  5. Now, click on the convert button to start the conversion procedure.

    migarte eml to thunderbird conversion process begins

  6. After completion of the task, the tool will automatically open the destination path so that the user can easily use the output data.

    check output data

Manual Solution for Performing the Import Procedure

There are two techniques through which users can perform this task:

Method 1: Migrate by Using Drag and Drop Solution

  1. Firstly, create one new Folder and then, Right Click on any existing folder. Then, hit on the new folder
  2. Now, give your Desired Name (here we used: “EML File”). Press on the Create Folder button for creating a new folder.
  3. In your machine then, go to the location where all EML files are stored and select the EML file. In Mozilla Thunderbird, choose a new Sub Folder (we selected New EML Folder). Drag & Drop EML files data from your PC to New Sub Folder as shown.
  4. Now, all your EML files are imported successfully into the desired folder. Users can select any email to open it.

Method 2: How to Open EML File to Thunderbird using Import/Export Add-on

  1. First download “Import/Export Tools NG” Add-on. Then, save this in your local machine.
  2. Now, open Mozilla Thunderbird, go to the menu, and tap on Tools Tab> Click on Add-ons.
  3. After that, press on the gear icon. From the list click on install Add- on and it will be installed automatically.
  4. Then, browse the location where the add-on is saved. Choose it and click on the Open button.
  5. Then, tap on Install now button to restart the Thunderbird and then click on the restart button.
  6. After that, create a new folder in Thunderbird. For that, right-click on the Local Folders and click on the new folder option.
  7. Right-click on the newly created folder > Select ImportExport Tools option > Select Import all messages from a Directory > Also select the subdirectories.
  8. Choose the folders which contain EML Files and then click on the OK button.
  9. Finally, select the folder to see all the imported EML files in Thunderbird.


What are the Limitations User Facing While Using Manual Solution?

There are multiple demerits of using manual techniques, which are not good for the user. Some of them are listed below:

  1. By using this approach users will not be able to migrate multiple EML files in one go.
  2. It is a time taking process, requires lots of patience for the completion of the task.
  3. Non – technical users will face a lot of issues if they perform this task without having any special guidance.
  4. There is a chance of having data loss if the user goes with this option.


Hence, for avoiding all these limitations it is better for the user to go with a professional technique. So, that user will be able to complete the task on time and without any hassle.

Concluding Lines

This blog post shows the best solution for how to Migrate EML to Thunderbird. Users facing issues in performing this task can refer to this informative blog post. This post contains both manual and professional solutions. Also, the demerits of using the manual solutions are also mentioned here. So, it is better to use professional techniques for having the best and hassle-free solution. This tool does not require any special technical skills, it can be easily operated by any non – technical users.

We hope after reading this blog users will not leave with any query related to this procedure.

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By Debasmita

Being a Technical Content Writer, it is my duty to provide solutions regarding new technologies to the users. I have over 5 years of experience in resolving the issues encountered by the users while working with various technologies. It is my aim to provide simple solutions through my blogs, so that they can overcome their challenges easily.

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