Export Exchange Mailbox To Thunderbird: Best Solution

Shini Mohan | Modified: November 25, 2020 | Exchange Mailbox, Export, Thunderbird | 5 Minutes Reading

Summary: Users cannot directly export Exchange mailbox to Thunderbird. For this first, they have to export the EDB mailbox into the MBOX file format by using the professional solution described in this write-up. Then they can import the MBOX file to Thunderbird by using the solution provided here.

Nowadays many users are searching queries i.e. “how to export Exchange database mailbox to Mozilla Thunderbird” because it is as much popular as other email clients. Also, it is widely used by many users in the world and most of them are now exporting Microsoft Exchange mailbox. It is an open-source platform and supports Windows, Linux, and MAC OS.

Many users like to use this email-client because SSL/TLS, IMAP, SMTP settings and provide chat option which allow them to connect with social media such as Twitter, Facebook, etc… Besides this, there are more features that Thunderbird provides and users love to use it so much that’s why they don’t want to work with another email client.

This is a two-step process, first user export Exchange mailbox to MBOX using the professional software i.e. Exchange EDB Converter software provided by SysTools and after that user can import the resultant file into Thunderbird.

Note: It is necessary to use this procedure given above because there is no direct method to do it.

Automated Solution to Export Exchange Mailbox to Thunderbird

Exchange EDB Converter software is all in one solution which help users to export the Microsoft multiple Exchange mailbox to the MBOX file format. It export Exchange mailboxes such as archive, shared, legacy, user, disconnected, and data items like emails, notes, journals, calendars, contacts, tasks to MBOX, PST, PDF, MSG, HTML &  EML file formats.

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The software supports pub.edb and priv.edb file and load dismounted/offline Exchange database file. Along with this, it also add Streaming Media File (STM). It provides dual scan mode option (Quick and Advance scan) which recover corrupted Exchange Server mailboxes and EDB file from corruption without losing a single bit of data. One can selects the option according to the level of corruption in the Exchange database file.

Advance scanning also recovers permanently deleted Exchange mailboxes and data items from loaded EDB file and now it is easy for users to recover deleted Exchange emails and various other Exchange data easily with any data loss.

One can preview all the Exchange data after loading into the tool and users can also export all/selective EDB file, mailboxes, and its items. You can also export public calendar to PST Exchange 2010/2013/2016 along with other items.

User can export large size EDB mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to PST because this utility does not impose any file size limitation. You can also export other Exchange Server mailbox version such as: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 to Outlook data file.

After exporting the Exchange mailbox to the MBOX file, the tool auto-create the export report in CSV file format where they can check the success and fail count of the exported mailboxes.

Key Features Of Professional Software

    1. User can preview MS Exchange data before conversion
    2. Provide date filter option to export Exchange data of a certain period
    3. Renders remove encryption (SMIME/OpenPGP) option from Exchange Mailbox
    4. Recover deleted Exchange contacts and other Exchange data using advance scan mode option
    5. Maintains original folder structure and keep metadata intact
    6. Extract EDB to PST, MBOX, EML, MSG, HTML, PDF file format
    7. Compatible with all version of Microsoft Outlook, Exchange Server, and Windows OS

Step by Step to Export Exchange Mailbox to MBOX File

Step 1: Download the automated software, Install and Launch it

install software

Step 2: Select Add File button > Load offline Exchange database file > Click Add

click add file

Step 3: Preview the Microsoft Exchange data > Click Export

Note: If users want to export selective mailbox items they can select all the data items and click Export Selected button which helps them to export selective Exchange mailbox items to MBOX or the selected file format.

preview .edb file, mailboxes or data items

Step 4: Select the MS Exchange mailboxes > Click MBOX export option > Select browse to set destination file location > Click Export

click export

Step 5: The EDB mailboxes are successfully exported to the MBOX file format.

Steps For Exporting Exchange Mailbox to Thunderbird

Follow the steps given below to import the MBOX file to the Mozilla Thunderbird

Step 1: In Thunderbird, select tools > Navigate to ImportExportTools > Then select Import Mbox file option

Step 2: Click on Import directly one or more MBOX file radio button > Click OK

Step 3: Browse the Thunderbird MBOX file and load it to the destination location

Step 4: Finally, the user now access the EDB mailbox in Thunderbird

Bringing It All Together

There is no direct way to do this so it is recommended to use the exact procedure to export Exchange mailbox to Thunderbird by using the professional solution and the steps mentioned in the above section. If any EDB mailbox is permanently deleted then with the help of the automated software users can recover the purged mailbox without any loss of data.