Transferring Older Thunderbird eMails To New Computer: How ?

  1.    12 Feb 2018 #1

    Transferring Older Thunderbird eMails To New Computer: How ?


    Have 2 pc's in the house now; an older W10 pc and a brand new iMac for another
    family member. Not too sharp with this "stuff" anymore. Will blame it on old age now.

    The W10 pc uses Thunderbird for its eMails.

    I would like very much to transfer all the "older" eMails to the new iMac.
    The new iMac uses the Apple "MAIL" App, and we will not be using Thunderbird on it.

    Is there any way to transfer the old W10 eMails as a file(s) that would be readable by the new Mac ?

    Would be nice, but not necessary, to incorporate the IN Box, etc. from Thunderbird to the new Mac MAIL App.

    But, would be happy if I just had them on the MAC as (historical) readable files.

    Any way to do this ?

    Using MOZ Backup, perhaps ?
    *BTW: where are these files actually stored in Thunderbird ? What Format ?

    Just for info.:

    Transferring to the new Mac worked well for all the older Photos from the W10 pc.
    I formatted an external HD to exFAT, put the photos on that, and then plugged it into
    the Mac. Apparently the Mac and Windows can both read exFAT formatted HD's.

    Any help would be most appreciated,
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  2.    12 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi, you might be better asking that on Thunderbird's forum, and searching that.

    Where does Thunderbird store my emails on my Windows 10 PC? I wish to back them up to an external drive. | Thunderbird Support Forum | Mozilla Support

    How do I find my local mail folders in Mozilla Thunderbird? | Help Support | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    There are 3rd party programs that handle mail backup and transfer between programs: Mailstore Home is a good one- I don't know if it supports your intended program.
    MailStore Home – Free Email Archiving and Backup for Home Users
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  3.    12 Feb 2018 #3

    Email plus all the other settings for Thunderbird is in C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles

    Instructions to import to Apple Mail here

    Personally I'd stick to Thunderbird.
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  4.    12 Feb 2018 #4

    Most backup won't work it's only for Thunderbird and ff it depends on the app in Thunderbird you can export emails in various formats which you may be able to import you need to check app see what it can import. I got round it by adding Google email to Thunderbird then simple copied files in it to Google which uploaded them
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       12 Feb 2018 #6

    Good to know.
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  7.    12 Feb 2018 #7

    This would be a great time to switch over to a non-IMAP/POP3 e-mail account. By now, no one should have any need to backup anything mail-related.
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