Monday, 18 July 2016

Import DBX to Thunderbird - Steps to Migrate from Outlook Express

DBX is an Outlook Express database file, which is associated with email folders that stores email messages of a respective profile. Import DBX to Thunderbird requires to import DBX file into Windows Live Mail first by selecting file import->message->Microsoft Outlook-Express 6 and locate it to proper DBX folder and then Import this file into Thunderbird.

MBOX is a Thunderbird file format and used for holding collections of email messages. All messages in MBOX are concatenated and stored as a plain text in a single file.

Errors With Outlook Express DBX File

Here the next section will discuss how we can Import DBX file to another mail client, for a better and efficient performance.

Importing DBX to Thunderbird

Importing DBX to Thunderbird directly is not convenient and quite tedious task. However, there are multiple tools available in market using them we can easily Import DBX file. So here, I am discussing a tool to convert DBX file to PST and then Import this PST file in Thunderbird.

Steps to Import DBX file Using DBX to PST Converter

1. Launch the software, browse the DBX file or folder and then click ADD
2. Add the DBX file the software will start scanning and generate a preview of each in various styles
3. Go to Export, select the type as PST, Browse the destination and then click Export
4. Once the export process is done click on Ok to finish
5. Now, Open Outlook and go to file, Open & Export and click Outlook data file
6. Browse the Outlook data file, select it and click open to open the mailbox contents of MS Outlook

The Outlook Express DBX file is converted to Outlook PST. Now we will discuss how to import this PST file into Thunderbird in this section.

Steps to Import PST to Thunderbird

1. Launch the software, click on the Open tab to initiate the process
2. Now, click on Browse to select the PST file to import to Outlook.
3. Now, select the path of the PST file to be imported then click Open
4. As you selected the path, click the next Browse Button to select the destination path and then click ok. Click on Export
5. As, the Import process is done click Ok
6. Now, navigate to the location where you saved your converted PST file in MBOX format


This blog is aims to help users and provide them with a solution to Import DBX to Thunderbird, as converting DBX file directly to MBOX is a process quite lengthy and tedious. So here, we discussed steps to Convert DBX file to PST and how can we import this PST file to Thunderbird.


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