Is there an idiot-proof way to transfer my PC's Thunderbird to my Macbook's Mail?

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  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    I'm a bit scared of messing something up with code edits and I'm hoping there's a way to do a clean input. Googling around, it doesn't look like there is? I need to transfer everything from Thunderbird (PC) to Mail (Mac).
     
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  4. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All my email and folders
     
  5. p.luik macrumors regular

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    If you know your mail account settings, Mail should download all of the messages after you set up the account. What mail service do you use?
     
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    I'm talking about years of emails that I currently have on my PC in Thunderbird.
     
  7. p.luik macrumors regular

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    Have you even tried to download the emails in mail?
     
  8. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Download from where? They`re not on any server, just on my PC. I`ll be transferring these to my Macbook as I slowly break way from PC land (and eventually, to an Imac as well).
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't think there is an easy way to do it. If you're concerned about messing something up, make a backup of your Thunderbird mails, then make a copy, then try converting the copy according to the instructions in the link above. Worst comes to worst you mess up the copy.
     
  10. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I had almost the same issue, except that I wanted to transfer years' worth of email from PC Thunderbird to Mac Thunderbird. Easy, right? Just copy the folders over - that was easy, but the Mac version couldn't see any of the mails for some reason.

    I ended up sending them to Mail just by doing an import, and that's where they still are, even though I prefer Thunderbird...
     
  11. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    Try Eudora Mailbox Cleaner. It worked wonderfully for my move from PC Eudora to Mail. It looks like it works on Thunderbird (PC and Mac), but I can't vouch for the Thunderbird reliability.

    It's ridiculous that moving mail between programs (or even the same program on different platforms) is so complicated. Good luck!
     

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