Outlook to Thunderbird email and contacts migration
I have a client who's HDD crashed. I was able to recover all his files etc including his Outlook PST file.
I am setting up his new computer and will be using Thunderbird. Does anyone know the procedures for converting
a stand alone PST file into a format that I can import into Thunderbird? Also the procedures for importing the
converted file into Thunderbird.
if at all possible I would rather not pay for a program .
If I need to install Outlook (MS Office) on the new computer it would be nice to get a link to where I can download
a trial version.
The easiest option might be to connect any Outlook (could be yours) to an IMAP server, and to the PST file.
Copy all the emails from the PST file to the IMAP account.
Then, connect to the IMAP account from Thunderbird, and let it sync all the emails to the client.
Finally, you can either move all those email to a local folder in Thunderbird if you want to.
Any IMAP email account would do - Gmail for example.
If there is a lot of email, it might take a while (especially if you are moving it to a remote server and back again over an internet connection), but most people have unlimited data these days, so it shouldn't matter - just set and let it run overnight or the weekend or whatever.
If the end-user is using an IMAP account already, then the above would be even easier - only one copy to do.