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How do I convert to Thunderbird with ePreserver?
Posted by Jim Beveridge, Last modified by Jim Beveridge on 17 February 2009 12:56 AM

ePreserver does not support converting directly to Thunderbird, but there is an easy workaround.

Please follow these steps to convert your AOL address book and email to Thunderbird:

  1. Run ePreserver.
  2. Tell ePreserver to convert to Outlook Express (or Windows Mail if you are running Vista.)
  3. Open Thunderbird.
  4. From the Tools menu, select Import.
  5. Choose Address Books and click Next.
  6. Choose Outlook Express and click Next. Do this even if you are running Vista and imported to Windows Mail in Step 2.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Again from the Tools menu, select Import.
  9. Choose Mail and click Next.
  10. Choose Outlook Express and click Next.
  11. Click Finish.

Connected Software can provide technical support for steps 1 and 2, but for help on steps 3 through 11 you'll need to ask for help in the Thunderbird forums.

Favorite Places are handled by Firefox, not Thunderbird. You can import your favorite places into Firefox by choosing Import from the Firefox File menu.

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