How to convert Thunderbird to Outlook 2019 for Mac or Windows?
Convert Thunderbird to Outlook 2019 (Mac / Windows)
When we switch between any two services/places/providers, its tiring enough to get used to the changes. But with the switching of email clients comes even a bigger problem – getting your data to be transferred as well.
Email clients download data from servers to files locally. With IMAP protocols, these files are always in sync with the servers as well. So, whenever you add an email account to any email client, you get all of your data automatically downloaded for you (though you can select how much old emails you want to get). This makes it easy for users to access from anywhere using any program. And when you switch to a new client, all you have to do is add the email client and wait not too long for data to fully sync across.
However, there are cases where it is far from that simple. And you are likely to be in one of those cases, considering you are reading this post.
That case is about massive local database as an archive in your previous email client, Thunderbird in this case. It’s not in sync with the servers and only exists in your computer locally. How do you move that to a new client when its’ not on the servers?
One way is to move them back into any online folder that syncs with the servers. But that’s not practical or even possible in many cases. Because the main reason why most, probably including you, archives data locally and deletes from servers to free up space that’s offered by the email provider. It doesn’t make sense to again put it all back into servers, if it is even possible.
Sync Data from Thunderbird to Outlook 2019
Which makes many people create a new dummy email account that supports IMAP to accommodate for their large database in Thunderbird. Then syncs the local data to the severs, add that new account into Outlook 2019, sync the data back. Do that several times depending on how large your overall database is and how much space email provider allows on the servers.
It’s possible and doable. But not effective. If you can notice the method closely, you will realize it is far from being effective. Wasting a lot of time is the least big concern among countless other huge problems that it brings.
- First off, very few email providers offer that kind of space that can allow you to sync the database completely.
- Secondly, you need a high internet connection to do it quickly enough for it to be practical. And remember, you first need to sync it to the server and then download it again Outlook 2019.
- It will make you lose at least few of the data elements, 9 out of 10 times.
Then we have the simply classic copy-paste. But that doesn’t work in case of emails.
Thunderbird & Outlook 2019
And the most frustrating fact of all is there is no common file that Thunderbird and Outlook 2019 uses. Something that is possible within Thunderbird and Mac Mail migration, since they both support at least MBOX file, even if that sort of data migration method is not quick or accurate either.
So, archiving data from Thunderbird to a file to import it to Outlook 2019 is out of question as well.
Finally, what we are left with is the option to convert the files in a way that can get the data moved successfully without losing its integrity, the finer details, the metadata, the structure, and so on.
That’s the right way to do it because that’s the only way. However, converting Thunderbird data to Outlook 2019 can quickly turn into a mess too, if you are not careful. More importantly, it matters how you are going to convert the files in the first place and tool do you have at your disposal (since it not possible manually).
Ultimate Way to Convert Thunderbird to Outlook 2019
That brings us to “Mail Passport Pro”, one of the most recommended tools to convert all your emails and other items from Thunderbird to Outlook 2019 PST files while keeping the details and integrity intact. It is developed by Gladwev Software and offers many features that hard to find with other tools.
A dedicated system to tackle more nuanced and intricate data pieces you might have in Thunderbird ensures clean and thorough output. No information is overlooked that might result in partial data conversion. Few examples of data that are often not converted with precision are: Unicode content (both in email bodies and headers), MIME content, email attachments, graphical components of an email (images, icons, graphs, etc.), folder hierarchy, and nested emails.
It’s important to know that “Mail Passport Pro” can also convert Mac Mail, Outlook for Mac, Thunderbird, Postbox, Entourage, MBOX files, and EML files to PST as well. It is a complete one-in-all solution to the migration needs of a previously Mac user who wants to move to Outlook 2019 in Windows.
The support of Gladwev Software adds extra layer of ease and efficiency and trust. You can contact them at any time of the day (24 x 7). Also you can rely on them to offer you the resolution of the kind you need. The support is quick to respond, friendly at dealing with the users. Experts are available for solving complicated problems relating to email migration, and are always dedicated to offer full resolution.
Suited for all extent of email migration projects one might need to go through – from simple migration of few folders at home to mammoth size migration projects at large corporations. “Mail Passport Pro” serves them all.
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