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I have stored my email from outlook as single messages, i.e., xxx.msg format.

Is there any way to import those emails into Thunderbird?

Do I just need to copy them into a specific folder? A bit clueless right now.

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What OS? What version/suite of Office/Outlook? 2007? 2003? –  studiohack Apr 10 '10 at 21:14
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This might help you out. http://www.processtext.com/abcoutlk.html

Its costly, so here is a Perl script. Some one will need to help it convert to Thunderbird Plugin or may be create a batch script to run. http://www.avtechpulse.com/opensource/email.html

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License for one user $19.95 –  harrymc Jul 27 '10 at 12:44
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From Thunderbird - Importing Outlook Emails and Addressbooks:

  1. From the main Thunderbird window click on Tools and then Import...
  2. Click on the Mail radio button, then click on Next
  3. Click on Outlook and then click on Next
  4. This will show a summary of all the messages that were imported.
    Click on Finish to go back to the main Thunderbird window.
  5. If all went well, in the folder list on the left hand side there is now a Outlook Mail folder.
    In this folder you will find your imported messages.

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