Sixth Part of Introduction to Thunderbird Series Tackles Importing Email and Address Books

Thursday September 4th, 2003

Morten W. Petersen writes: "Kay Frode has created another article introducing new users to Thunderbird, which explains how to import email and contacts from other applications. It follows the first, second, third, fourth and fifth articles, which received great reviews and lots of helpful feedback up on our website. Any comments? Thanks."

#17 How to Import Email from NS 4.8 or 7.1

by genegold

Saturday February 7th, 2004 9:50 AM

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I've been using NS 4.8 Messenger for my email/news and would like to switch over to Thunderbird. After setting up my POP3 account in Thunderbird, the import from 4.8 Messenger ended up as a subset of Local Files instead of in the POP3 account. I tried copying the folders one by one up to the POP3 account, and other than running out of screen space to do it, I found on reopening Thunderbird it didn't recognize the existing profile. My goal is to get the mail into the POP3 account, where it belongs. Is there a way to do this directly or indirectly? I mention 7.1 because the same email is there (via import) and can be used for the transfer to T-bird if that's easier.

Also, has anyone come up with a fix that allows deletion of the Local Folder set? Thanks,