Top 5 Methods to Export Thunderbird to EML Files

Mozilla Thunderbird is a popular open-source email client. Many Windows, Linux, and Mac users used Thunderbird as the default email program. It allows you to use multiple email accounts by using IMAP and POP3 servers. Thunderbird also supports add-ons that provide additional features.

But sometime user needs to export their emails into other email platforms like Apple Mail, Outlook, etc. To access emails in Outlook or Apple Mail, users need to convert Thunderbird emails to EML format.

In this post, we will discuss how to convert Thunderbird to EML. If you are also facing these situations, then this post will be helpful for you. But before we discuss methods to export Thunderbird to EML format, let’s discuss the EML file.

What is the EML file?

EML is an email message saved by the email program. Microsoft Inc. developed this file for MS Outlook and Outlook Express. However, many major email clients support this file format, such as Apple Mail. The EML file can store multiple attachments. You can easily open the EML file in Internet explorer.

How to export Thunderbird emails to EML format?

To convert Thunderbird to EML free, you can try the following manual methods. Both will help you to perform the Thunderbird to EML conversion.

Method 1: Export Thunderbird emails to EML using the Save as option

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Select the mailbox folder.
  3. Select the emails that you want to convert. Use CTRL+A to select all
  4. Now right-click on the selected mail and click on the save as option.
  5. Select the folder where you want to save
  6. Click on Save to start Thunderbird to EML conversion.

Method 2: Convert Thunderbird to EML using the Save Selected Messages

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Select the mailbox folder.
  3. Select all emails using CTRL+A
  4. Right-click on the selected mail and click on the Save Selected
  5. Choose EML format from the list
  6. Select the folder and click on Save button

Note: By using the Save Selected Messages option, you can export thunderbird emails to EML, MBOX, HTML, PDF, CSV, and Plain Text format.

Method 3: Convert Thunderbird emails to EML using ImportExporttools add-on

  1. Download and install ImportExporttools Add-On
  2. Close and Open Thunderbird application
  3. Select Mailbox folder and right-click on the selected folder
  4. Select ImportExportTools and select Export all messages in the folder option.
  5. Select EML format from the list
  6. Select the folder and click on the Save button

Note: By using the ImportExporttools add-on, you can convert thunderbird folders to EML, HTML, PDF, CSV, and Plain Text format.

Method 4: Export Thunderbird email to EML using Drag and Drop Method

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Select the folder that you want to export
  3. Select all emails using CTRL+A
  4. Now, Drag all emails and Drop inside the desktop folder
  5. After the process, all emails will automatically convert into EML format

Method 5: Export Thunderbird MBOX to EML using MBOX Converter

  1. Download and Install SysCurve MBOX Converter
  2. Click on Browse File and select Thunderbird/Postbox option
  3. Click on Browse option, select Thunderbird folder and Click on OK
  4. After the process, the software will generate a list of emails inside the software dashboard
  5. Click on the Export option, select folders that you want to Export and provide a location where you want to save the resultant file
  6. Select EML as an Export option and click on Export to start Thunderbird to EML conversion

Additional Features

  • Convert MBOX to EML, MSG, PST, HTML, MHTML, and RTF format
  • Advanced search and filter options
  • Perform selective conversion based on To, Subject, From, Cc, Bcc, etc.
  • Free conversion for the first 20 items from each folder
  • Support all version of MS Outlook and Windows OS

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I open EML files in Thunderbird?

Yes, you can open EML files in Mozilla Thunderbird. You can also open EML files with Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express, and Outlook.

How to convert Thunderbird emails to MSG format?

Yes, with the help of SysCurve MBOX to PST Converter software, you can convert Thunderbird to MSG, EML, HTML, MHTML, PST, and RTF format.

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