I'm trying to migrate from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird 7, and I'm stuck with moving my messages/folders.

What I'm supposed to do is: In Thunderbird, Tools → Import, and choose Outlook (2007), but it isn't there. The only option is Outlook Express, which I never used.

My primary mail client is set to Outlook 2007. I'm on Windows XP, 64 Bit.


Do you have access to an IMAP server? The easiest way may be to copy your emails from Outlook to an IMAP server, then use thunderbird to access the same IMAP server.

Alternatively, if you have Outlook Express installed, you can import the emails into OE first then into thunderbird.

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  • Having said that, it is strange that Outlook is not listed. What version of TB is it, and is Outlook properly installed and working? – Paul Oct 20 '11 at 22:29
  • Outlook is working fine, TB is the latest vesrion (7?), downloaded today. I dont have access to any imap server. I tried to export pst in Outlook 2007, but i can't import it in OE. What is the proper way to do that? – therest Oct 20 '11 at 22:34
  • You should be able to instigate the import from OE directly from Outlook without first doing an export: File/Import/Messages/Microsoft Outlook – Paul Oct 20 '11 at 22:43
  • Ohh, something is really bad with my outlook. :/ When tried to follow Pauls direction, i got the following error message: MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occured while initalize it. – therest Oct 20 '11 at 22:52
  • Ah good, that explains why TB wasn't working either. A reinstall of Outlook would be the way to go. – Paul Oct 20 '11 at 23:04

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