How do I import a .pst file of email messages to Thunderbird?

All the posts I found about this are old (from 2004) or suggest to install Outlook.  Is there any way to import email messages from a .pst without installing Outlook?

CarlaGibsonAsked:
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war1Commented:
Hello CarlaGibson,

PST file is proprietary, so only Outlook can read it.  So you have to import PST into Outlook.  Then Thunderbird import from Outlook.

Hope this helps!
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SStoryCommented:
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CarlaGibsonAuthor Commented:
Not exactly what I was looking for.  I don't have Outlook installed on my computer and I can't install it.  These are emails from a co-worker's computer that I'm trying to import into my Thunderbird.  He uses Outlook.  He can export these emails into whatever format that he needs to for Thunderbird to import.  Cna it be a different format other than .pst?


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war1Commented:
Thunderbird format and PST format are incompatible. Nothing can import PST except Outlook.  Once in Outlook, other email clients can get the emails.
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SStoryCommented:
I think maybe you didn't read the page at the link I sent you. It has a link to:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/pstimportplugin/?branch_id=72191&release_id=265973

This claims to be a thunderbird plugin that will import a .PST file. I don't know if it works or not.
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CarlaGibsonAuthor Commented:
SStory - I skimmed through the article the first time and must have missed this link.  I'll try it out and let you know.  Thanks!

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CarlaGibsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your input!
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CarlaGibsonAuthor Commented:
I have not had a chance to try the solution posted, and I probably won't get a chance to.  I appreciate your help though and have split the points to close the question.

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