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How do I import some folders from outlook/2010 into Thunderbird (I am using Windows/7)?
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by:Peter Hutchison
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It depends where those folder are.
Are the folders in a mailbox on an Email server or from a Personal Folder (PST) file in Outlook?
If the folders are on a mailbox, you can access it using IMAP protocol within Thunderbird and copy the folders or messages to another account.
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by:HenryWilfred
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Thanks.  The folders are on a Server.  The PC has both Outlook/2010 and Thunderbird set up:

Outlook is set up as IMAP --  this account is dormant (client never uses it).  It has 4000 messages on the IMAP server.

The other account is Thunderbird, set up as a POP account (with the option to "keep email on the server until user deletes).  This is the email account that is active.

The Outlook account shows many messages that are NOT on the POP account.  The user wants to get these emails back on the Thunderbird account.  The Thunderbird POP account has about 100 email folders.  I want to move one folder (about 1500 emails that are not on the POP account) from the IMAP account (Outlook) to the POP account (thunderbird).

I would convert the Thunderbird account to IMAP, if I could do it simply without disturbing the existing email folders.  I don't know how to do that, so I am choosing to just move this large folder from Outlook to Thunderbird and leave the client on Thunderbird - POP.

The user tried Outlook, then went back to Thunderbird. She did not remove the Outlook account.  Now she has inadvertently lost many emails on her POP account.  I want to move these messages (in a single folder) from Outlook-IMAP to Thunderbird-POP

Make any sense?
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Peter Hutchison earned 500 total points
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POP accounts store mail locally to a folder in your profile. E.g.
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\na6nqrne.default\Mail\Local Folders
IMAP does not store mail locally, it will look directly at the mailbox on the server.

So, what you can do is ADD another account to the existing POP account via Tools, Account Settings and then you can drag and drop mail between the POP and IMAP accounts.
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by:HenryWilfred
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I apologize to all who have spent time on this question.  The user that asked me for help went in a different direction and I stopped working on it. I forgot to close the question out.  

Again, I am sorry for the time you spent on this.
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by:HenryWilfred
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Timely responses. Good suggestions.
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