Tips to Import Zimbra Desktop to Thunderbird using Zimbra Converter

by Jody Jackson CubexSoft - Software For One and For All

Do you want to import Zimbra desktop to Thunderbird? Download Zimbra Converter Tool that solve your all queries without any problem. This tool is easy to use with lots of extra-benefits. But before exploring the working of the software, first let’s discuss these two important email clients - Zimbra Desktop and Thunderbird.

What is Zimbra Desktop?

Zimbra Desktop is a free Desktop based email application that provides powerful experience in both offline and online mode. It is platform independent and can be used in different OS – Windows, Mac and Linux. Users can create and manage multiple user accounts in single interface of Zimbra Desktop. If explored deeply, you will realise that Zimbra is losing its demand because of its slow functionality of data synchronization. Some users are also fed-up with the slow procedure of Zimbra Desktop because it takes lot of time to complete a work process that hamper all time and data also.

What is Thunderbird?

Thunderbird is a cross-platformopen source e-mail client that deals with the likes of Microsoft Outlook, Eudora Mail, Zimbra, Windows Live Mail etc. The app provides emailing, newsgroup, chat, RSS feed functionality to its users. With Thunderbird, users can manage multiple emailing, RSS feeds and newsgroup accounts alongwith multiple identities within the accounts. The advance features like quick search, message filtering using Bayesian Spam filter, message grouping, search virtual folders etc., supported by Thunderbird makes it a favourite among users.

Steps to Export Zimbra Desktop to Thunderbird


If you want to import Zimbra Desktop to Thunderbird, first you have to extract TGZ files from Zimbra. Following steps are given to easily extract TGZ files:-

  1. Open Zimbra application and enter your Login details
  2. Go to menu bar and select “Preferences”
  3. Then, press on Import/Export option displaying under Preferences
  4. Now in the Export section, click on Advanced Settings tab and select datatypes and filters to export into TGZ file and click on “Export” button
  5. Select the destination location to save the TGZ files and finally click OK button

Migrate Zimbra Desktop to Thunderbird with Zimbra Converter


  1. Install Zimbra Export Tool on the system
  2. Click on button “Add File” or “Add Folder” to load TGZ     files
  3. Then, press on Export button and select MBOX as the      output format
  4. Now select destination path to save resultant file by    clicking on Browse button
  5. At last click on Convert button.

The software will start converting TGZ files to MBOX and after completion, a successful conversion message will appear, click on OK

Characteristics of Zimbra to Thunderbird Converter

  • Software includes understandable and easy GUI
  • Easily handle by IT or Non-IT users
  • Two Conversion modes to select TGZ files for conversion
  • Provides preview of selected TGZ files before starting conversion
  • Advance search filters to help users search emails more precisely
  • Batch Zimbra Desktop data transfer to Thunderbird is supported
  • Allows users to save resultant file at their choice of destination location
  • Supports all editions of Windows for conversion of Zimbra to Thunderbird


Zimbra to Thunderbird Converter is perfect solution for Zimbra to Thunderbird conversion. Using FREE demo edition of the tool, users can avail free demo facility to evaluate is performance. Free Edition allows them to convert first 20 emails from Zimbra Desktop to Mozilla Thunderbird. After complete software testing with Free Demo utility, they can opt for purchasing the licensed edition of the Zimbra to Thunderbird Converter.

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About Jody Jackson Senior     CubexSoft - Software For One and For All

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Joined APSense since, November 17th, 2017, From Florida, United States.

Created on Jan 6th 2018 05:52. Viewed 1,053 times.


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