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How to Open/Import MBOX File in Mozilla Thunderbird?


I have 7 MBOX files from another email client and 3 Google Takeout files. I am using Thunderbird mail client and want to import all these MBOX files to Thunderbird. How can I import all these files in the Thunderbird mail program?

There are some manual steps by which you can easily import MBOX to Thunderbird mail program.

Steps to Open/Import MBOX File in Thunderbird:

Step 1: Open Mozilla Thunderbird.

Thunderbird Mail Client

Step 2: Go to Settings » Add-ons

Thunderbird Settings

Step 3: Click on Extensions. Search Import Export Tool.

Thunderbird Import/Export Option

Step 4: In Add-ons Windows, check ImportExportTools and click on "Add to Thunderbird".
After this, you will get a dialog box with the installation option of ImportExportTools.

Import Export Tools

Step 5: Click on "Install Now" button to start the installation process.

Software Installation

Step 6: Restart the Mozilla Thunderbird. Click on "Local Folders" to import MBOX file there.

Thunderbird Local Folders

Step 7: Go to Settings » Tools » ImportExportTools » Import MBOX File.

Thunderbird MBOX Import Option

Step 8: With "Import directly one or more mbox files" option selected, click Ok.

Files MBOX Import Option

Step 9: Select MBOX file and click on "Open" button.

Browse MBOX File

Step 10: Your MBOX file will instantly appear in Local Folders. Just click on MBOX file and view in preview pane.

Thunderbird Preview

These are the simple steps to import MBOX file in Mozilla Thunderbird. If you have still any doubt or question, feel free to ask.

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