How to Migrate from Thunderbird to Office 365?

Mozilla Thunderbird is a popular open-source desktop e-mail application. In earlier times, its demand was at its peak, but nowadays, its popularity has stepped down, and now most users prefer cloud emailing platforms like- Office 365, Gmail, Yahoomail, etc. Office 365 is the best alternative for Thunderbird email client. Here we are going to discuss the methods to easily Migrate from Thunderbird to Office 365.

Free method to migrate from Thunderbird to Office 365

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Manual method:- Configure Office 365 Account in Thunderbird

  • Open Thunderbird application and hit the “Tools” option then select the “Account Settings” option
  • Choose the Add Mail Account option
  • Enter the login credentials of your Office 365 account and click Continue to add your Office 365 account in Thunderbird
  • After syncing of emails & folders of the office 365 account with the thunderbird application again open your thunderbird profile.
  • Now drag the emails from the thunderbird account to Office 365 folders.
  • Logout the Office 365 account from the Thunderbird application
  • And access the Office 365 account in your internet browser and you will see that the thunderbird emails now available in Office 365.

Challenges with Manual Method

  • The manual method has a restriction on the transfer of emails. The users can transfer only a few mails in a single go.
  • It is a time-consuming procedure.
  • There is no guarantee of a successful transfer.
  • The chances of data loss and human errors are high.

Automated Method:- Thunderbird to Office 365 Migration Tool

The manual method to transfer emails from thunderbird account to Office 365 can be a solution but not the right one. Because it consumes a lot of time and has no guarantee of 100% secure or accurate migration of thunderbird emails. Apart from this the automated method eSoftTools Thunderbird to Office365 Converter can be the best method for you.

It supports to do the direct migration of bulk email items in a single time and provides the guaranteed results after the conversion.


How to use Thunderbird to Office 365 Migration tool

  • Install this software and open it on your computer.
  • Click on Add file/folder tab.
  • Now select the Auto-load thunderbird profile option and hit on Next.
  • A preview of all email items and folder of your thunderbird profile will now display on your screen.
  • From this window choose the required items then click on Import to Cloud option. Then from the drop-down menu choose the Import to Office 365 option.
  • Fill in the login details of your Office 365 account and Press the Convert button and the migration process will start.
import thunderbird to office 365

After completing these steps simply access your Thunderbird emails any location through Office 365 account.

Wrap Up

Migration of Thunderbird using the manual method is tough for non-technical people. It has a lot of loopholes. On the other hand, the automated method is free from glitches and makes the process of conversion easy. You can use eSoftTools Thunderbird to Outlook for bulk email migration and transferring emails from Thunderbird to multiple unique file types.

Also Read:- How to Transfer Thunderbird E-Mails to Gmail Account

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