How to import mail from Outlook to Thunderbird

I have come out to the need to recover some e-mails that were stored in a .pst file (easily read by Outlook, more difficulty imported to other mail client), so I needed to learn how to import mail from Outlook (2010) to Thunderbird (17).

  1. Ensure that Outlook is already displaying the e-mails from .pst file. It may sound obvious, but maybe you would need (as me) to import the e-mail file to the Outlook account first.
  2. Go to Thunderbird > Menu bar > Tools > Import…
  3. Select “Mail” in the dialog window.
  4. Select Outlook. It may take a while to import, depending on the file size.
  5. When it is finished, we will see our imported files in the Local Folders:


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