Migration from Thunderbird to Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dcaccount, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    I would like to migrate from thunderbird to Apple native mail application using the built in import.

    Has anyone done this step? Is it safe or would it lead to problems?


  2. MacTCE, Sep 29, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2014

    MacTCE macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2013
    Do you use POP and keep emails locally on your Mac? If you're using IMAP then you could just add the account(s) you use to Mail while keeping Thunderbird to ensure you have everything.
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Exactly. That is why you always want IMAP vs POP as your email protocol given a choice. It is so much easier to move between email clents using IMAP.
  4. dcaccount thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    Actually one mailbox uses POP, all the other use IMAP.

    I also use Local Folders where I store copy of all emails sent and received.

    Would Apple Mail support anything similar to Thundebird archive option?

    Thanks for helping, daniele

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