How to Export/Import Emails from Gmail to Thunderbird?

“Hello! I want to export emails from Gmail to Thunderbird client directly. I want to skip configuration, as I am already using another account in it. But, I want to move Google Mail mailbox folders to Thunderbird. If there is a manual solution present to import Gmail to Thunderbird with complete emails without configuration, please suggest. Your help would be appreciated.”

There are so many questions in the user’s mind like, how to download all mail from Gmail to Thunderbird without adding an account?

If you want to export Gmail emails to Thunderbird directly using a manual method. Let me clear one thing that there is no manual solution to perform it. In case if you find one, then it takes so much time, required technical knowledge without guarantee of successful email migration.

So, in this article, I am going to help you to export all emails from Gmail into Thunderbird in one fell swoop. Here, we will be discussing the automation method which will help you to import Gmail folders to Thunderbird with attachments.

Check out Advik Gmail Backup Tool for Windows. This software is specially designed to backup Gmail emails to Thunderbird as well as local drive in various file formats. You can also transfer emails from Gmail to Office 365, Yahoo mail,, Rediffmail Pro, and almost all webmail accounts. Download and install this tool to start the migration process.


Steps to Export Emails from Gmail to Thunderbird are as follows;

Step 1. Run tool and enter your Gmail login credentials.

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Step 2. Choose mailbox folders to export.

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Step 3. Select Thunderbird as a saving option from the list.

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Step 4. Apply email filters if required and click Convert.

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The software will automatically detect your Thunderbird profile and will start transferring emails from Gmail account.

Watch Video Tutorial – How to Import Emails from Gmail to Thunderbird Directly?

Note: Mozilla Thunderbird Application must have installed on your PC.

Advik Gmail Converter is a monster that works smartly in all versions of Windows. The software is loaded with plenty of features that are mentioned below;

  • User-Friendly Interface for Non-Technical users
  • Maintain Mailbox Folder Hierarchy and Key Elements
  • Convert Gmail to PST, PDF, MBOX, EML, MSG, etc. file formats
  • Transfer Gmail emails to almost all webmail account using IMAP
  • Direct way to migrate Gmail emails to Yahoo Mail, Office 365, etc.
  • Advance Email Filter Option for selective backup and migration



After knowing the fact that there is no manual method to export Gmail to Thunderbird without configuration. It is advisable to choose the above method to safely transfer Gmail emails to Thunderbird. This email backup wizard is one in all solution for Gmail users.