export emails from thunderbird

How to Export Email from Mozilla Thunderbird?

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email client, easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features! Thunderbird can manage multiple emails, newsgroup, news feed accounts and supports multiple identities within accounts. Taking emails backup from Mozilla Thunderbird is easy and simple. Today I will show you –

how to export and import emails from Thunderbird.

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How to Backup emails from Mozilla Thunderbird?

Please follow the simple steps below:

1. Google – ImportExportTools

Thunderbird Export-Import tutorial

Download Thunderbird Export-Import add-on

2. Download the Add-on

Thunderbird Export-Import tutorial

Download Thunderbird Export-Import add-on

3. Now open Mozilla Thunderbird

4. In the right corner – Click the drop down button

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Click the drop down button

5. Click add-ons

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Click add-ons

6. Click the Gear button

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Click the Gear button

7.  Click install add-on from file

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Install add-on

8. ImortExport Tools will be installed after you restart Thunderbird…Click Restart Now



9. Now right-click InboxImportExportToolsExport all message in the Folder – Click EML Format

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Export EML file to folder

10. Choose Destination Folder


Select destination folder


Done!! The exporting time depends on the number of emails and file size.

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