How to Export Thunderbird to PST File?

Various users want to export Thunderbird email to PST format because it is supported by Outlook. If you are also looking for a reliable way to convert Thunderbird mailbox folders into PST format, read this blog carefully.

This informative blog will guide you with the 2 easiest ways to export Thunderbird to PST file with complete data. Here you will learn both manual and automated solutions to convert Thunderbird mailbox folder to .pst file format. This file format is chosen because it can easily be shared or opened in MS Outlook.

How to Export Thunderbird Emails to PST Free?

The manual solution works in multiple phases. Follow the below-given instructions to perform Thunderbird to PST conversion;

  1. Open your Gmail account and enable IMAP option. Click on Save Changes.
  2. Now, open the Thunderbird application on your system.
  3. Navigate to Tools >> Account Settings >> Account Actions >>Add a Mail Account.
  4. Enter your Gmail account Email Address and Password.
  5. Choose IMAP and click on the Done button.
  6. Use the Drag & Drop or copy/move option to transfer Thunderbird emails to the Gmail folder.
  7. Now, run the Outlook email client on your system.
  8. Click on File >> Add Account.
  9. Enter the Email address of the same Gmail account and press Connect.
  10. Type your Gmail account Password and click on Sign In.
  11. Once Outlook completes the configuration process then click on the Done button.
  12. Now, a Gmail account is added with Outlook. You will have all Thunderbird emails in Outlook.
  13. Click on File >> Open & Export >>Import/Export.
  14. Choose Export to a File and click on the Next button.
  15. Select Outlook Data File (.pst) and press Next.
  16. Choose the Gmail mailbox folder and hit Next.
  17. Browse the destination location and click on the Finish button.

Done. By following the above steps one can convert Thunderbird to Outlook PST file format.

However, this solution can be lengthy and time-consuming as well. To avoid such situations, refer to the below-explained method.

How to Export Thunderbird to PST Automatically?

Check out the Advik Thunderbird Converter tool on your system. Install this software on your Windows PC. It will detect your Thunderbird account profile and allow you to export Thunderbird emails to PST file format. Also, it maintains complete Thunderbird mailbox folders throughout the process.

Download the trial version and explore its amazing features.

Steps to Export Thunderbird to PST

Step 1. Run the software on your system.

Run the software to export thunderbird to pst

Step 2. Select your Thunderbird profile and press Next.

choose thunderbird profile

Step 3. Choose email folders that you want to convert into PST.

select Thunderbird folder to export into pst

Step 4. Select PST as a saving option from the given list.

Select PST as a saving option

Step 5. Apply filters to export specific emails.

apply filters

Step 6. Choose the target location and then hit Convert.

click convert to export thunderbird to PST

Wait a while, this tool will start converting Thunderbird emails to PST data file.

After completing this task, you will get the resulting data file on the destination location.

Some of the highlighted features of this tool are;

  • Able to export multiple Thunderbird emails at once.
  • Convert Thunderbird emails to PST with all components.
  • Also, Export Thunderbird emails to PDF, MBOX, EML, etc.
  • Maintains folder hierarchy during the export process.
  • Preserves Email Properties and other meta properties of emails.
  • Advanced email filter options for selective email conversion.
  • Import Thunderbird to Gmail, Office 365, Yahoo, and many more.
  • Self-explanatory GUI to easily understand and execute the process.

Watch How to Export Thunderbird Email to Outlook PST

Final Words

Here in this post, we have discussed two simple approaches to export Thunderbird emails to PST file. Both methods are suitable for converting Thunderbird emails to PST without any hassle. You can choose any method that is most suitable for you.