Pst to thunderbird

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have my outlook pst file in my usb storage and dont have outlook installed in my current machine. as i have thunderbird installed in my current machine, how can i import this pst file from my usb storage device to thunderbird?

Question by:mfaizu
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    Microsoft Outlook .pst files use a proprietary format. Thunderbird not only doesn't understand that format, it has no idea that .pst files even exist. Thats why there is no import command that lets you browse to the location of a .pst file.

    You can try to import the Same PST in Outlook Express which you do not need to install. It comes by default with the Operating System, However if you have to anyways install it in Thunderbird itself, you can install a add on from the link

    There is also a work around which mozilla suggests:


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