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How to Export from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird Directly – Query Resolved

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In the write up, you will get the effective solution to solve how to export from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird query.Therefore, stay on this blog till the end and explore efficient solution as you want. Before going with exact solution, get some information about Windows Live Mail & Thunderbird.

Microsoft Team offered Windows Live Mail, as a mail client. It is successor to Windows Mail of Windows Vista OS which was the inheritor to Outlook Express on Windows XP and below editions. Firstly, Windows Live Mail came as the default mail client of Windows 7 OS but later it became a part of Windows Essential Suite for mail service & data management. WLM is outdated mail client and doesn’t get any new updates in comparison to other mail client and it is not properly configured with Windows latest OS edition 10. Therefore, some Windows Live Mail users are going to change it with some other mail client such as Thunderbird which is an updated& open source free mail app and facilitates instant search bar which help to search mails easily. Some other requirements may force users to switch from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird, such as – job replacement, workplace demand, business demand, need for personal use and other.

How to Export from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird Manually

First of all, users would like to go with default or direct migration method to export Windows Live Mail emails to Thunderbird. Windows Live Mail & Thunderbird both mail clients are provided by two different organizations - Microsoft & Mozilla Corporation, respectively, so they don’t have direct migration option. But by using a manual trick, users can get their mails from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird. So if you want to know about it, then follow the provided simple steps –

  • Firstly, open Windows Live Mail on your desktop screen.
  • Select emails which you want to export in Thunderbird.
  • Drag them & drop at any location.
  • After that, you will see that all mails are saved in .eml file format.
  • Now open your Thunderbird mail client on your desktop screen.
  • Then create a new folder in Thunderbird to save imported mails in it.
  • After that, select all saved .eml files then drag them and drop in the newly created folder of Thunderbird.
  • Now re-open Thunderbird and you will get all mails in Thunderbird.

Note – Before following the above mentioned manual trick, know about some of its limitations that are – it is useful for few mails migration but if you have large database for migration then it may become reason for data loss. Any missed step may lose your data details. Non-technical users have to follow all steps carefully. Sometimes, users don’t get exact outcome.

Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird – Alternative & Exact Solution

If you don’t want to go with manual trick and want an exact solution then you can go with Windows Live Mail Migration Tool that has all capabilities to resolve how to export from Windows Live Mail to Mozilla Thunderbird in simple steps. It can directly export Windows Live Mail data to Thunderbird without any error. It is capable to directly add configured Windows Live Mail data for migration to Thunderbird and also supports two option to select separate Windows Live Mail emails as .eml file format (if you have WLM data separately) then you can go with these options – select folder & select files to add them for migration into Mozilla Thunderbird. To get direct mail migration from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird mail client, you should have Thunderbird in your system.

For your satisfaction, it also supports free download and try its free trial with 25 emails migration from Windows Live Mail into Mozilla Thunderbird at free of cost. Therefore, you can clear all your queries by manual tricks & alternative solution absolutely free of cost. So, if you have requirement to do this task then go with any solution and resolve how to export from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird directly.


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