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Migrating from Incredimail to Thunderbird

by on Apr.05, 2014, under Techie

Recently while helping a friend I have found that Incredimail is even more horrible than I had thought. You can export contacts to CSV file to then import into Thunderbird, but the way Incredimail stores e-mail doesn’t allow them to be exported into another e-mail client. Luckily I found out how to export the e-mails from Incredimail and then import them into Thunderbird.

What I learned has mostly come from mozillaZine via http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_from_Incredimail

The application you need to use to successfully export from the current Incredimail version is the ReynardWare IncrediMail Converter and to do this you will need to locate the location for the Attachments and Messages. The locations should be something like “C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Account Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\IM\Message Store\” or “C:\Users\[Your Account Name]\AppData\[Local or Roaming]\IM\Message Store\” and the Attachment folder should be in the same area.

Once they are all exported and you have the save location noted (should be similar to the location for Messages and Attachments) you will want to launch Thunderbird (download here) and install the ImportExportTools Add-on and then follow the directions about how to import those freshly exported (above) .eml files so they will always be listed in the Inbox, Sent, etc.


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