Is there a way to convert Windows emails to Linux

Asked by Brad on 2012-11-11

Is there a way to convert Windows emails to Linux?

Once converted can they be placed in Thunderbird?

Thanks

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2012-11-12
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2012-11-13
samuel (samuel-h) said : #1

There is no such thing as "windows emails", what email client were you using on windows?

Brad (newlinux1) said : #2

Hi Samuel,

I was using Thunderbird for Windows.

Is Windows Emails safe and secure for Linux?

Thanks.

can you not copy the inbox, outlook files and copy them to the ubuntu install and overwrite the ones taht are in the client at present

Brad (newlinux1) said : #4

Send them to Outlook and then copy them to the Ubuntu Install?

Thanks

Why is outlook needed?

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #6

Back-up on Windows machine then restore on Linux one

see here:
http://email.about.com/od/mozillathunderbirdtips/qt/et_backup_prof.htm

Brad (newlinux1) said : #7

Hi,

O.K. So I've backed up my Thunderbird email. So what exactly is Linux One and how do I restore it using Linux One?

Thanks,

Brad

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #8

Sorry I meant using Linux computer. You have backed up your emails to a USB stick or external hard drive. So now restore from the backup.

Brad (newlinux1) said : #9

I've backed up my Windows Thunderbird email.

 Still not sure how to restore in Linux Thunderbird?

Thanks

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #10

Open thunderbird in Linux (Ubuntu) and click "Tools" and then "Import" .
The Import wizard will guide your through the process .

Thanks

Brad (newlinux1) said : #11

I have the backed up files saved to the desktop.
When I go to Import in Thunder Linux I go through the steps then it says import from: It doesn't give me anything to choose from.

Thanks.

If you copy over the files, the old emails will be present, you will LOSE any current emails you pulled down in the current setup so don't do this if you have used the client in the new system. You may be able to make a PST and use that in Ubuntu

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