problem migrating Outlook to Thunderbird to Apple Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by drumaero, May 7, 2008.

  1. drumaero macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    Auburn, WA
    Recent PC->Mac convert, and I am having problems importing my Outlook 2003 mail into Apple Mail 3.2. Here is the process I followed after reading many other threads:

    Install Thunderbird on PC and Import Outlook mail
    Copy PC Thunderbird profile to external HD
    Install Thunderbird on iMac
    Create a new profile on Mac Thunderbird and make note of the profile location
    Copy PC Thunderbird profile onto the Mac Thunderbird profile location
    Open Thunderbird - Verify that all mail made the transition (and it did)
    Close Thunderbird, open Apple Mail and import mailbox from Thunderbird
    Check all email folders and import!

    All looked like it was working well, but when I look at the imported folders in Mail, some email imported and others didn't. It looks like all folders imported but some are empty and some have emails. Any ideas what I did wrong? As I said before, according to some other threads I have read, this method should work.

    My system: 24" 3.06gHz iMac w/ Leopard 10.5.2
  2. haikuwarriors41 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    Bringing this back from the dead - having exactly the same issue. Some folders imported into Mail end up empty, and even the folders that are populated are missing messages. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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