Over the years following the launch of both of these email clients in Mac, there has been many methods and solutions offered for this transfer of data. But most of them are too complicated for a basic computer user to apply. And although, Thunderbird can directly import Mbox file – the same that Apple Mail uses – there can be myriad of complications.
Other similar issues like these are frequently seen. Such as, the broken text (mainly the one that is in Non-English language), the change in the folder structure, loss of images, loss of attachments, etc. These all data irregularities are seen even though both email clients support Mbox file.
Then, what is a proper way to import data from Apple Mail into Thunderbird Mac? What is the best, quickest, simplest, and most importantly, the accurate method that doesn't offer any issues (loss, modification, or corruption) with the emails or their associated information.
The answer lies with “Mail Extractor Max”. It is one of the most efficient tools devised to resolve the data transfer issue of Apple Mail to Thunderbird Mac. It interacts with the Apple Mail database folder ('Mail') in the most sharp way and converts all of it into Thundebird supporting Mbox files.
The programming is done in a way to make the whole process highly accurate, down to the single byte. Whatever information or items are stored inside the Apple Mail database folder will be converted into Thunderbird. You will all the folders, the data inside them, their structure, and the overall contents exactly as it was with Apple Mail.
The top most quality (feature) of this tool is its ability to directly target the “mail” folder. “Mail” folder is a database that is created when Apple Mail is launched for the first time in Mac. It holds the identity files, containing all emails and every other item associated with Apple Mail. Clearly, it is the best and the most accurate way to have converted files for Thunderbird by targeting this folder directly. It eliminates the need of exporting the data into Mbox file from Apple Mail. Instead, it creates its own Mbox file, fully supported into Thunderbird's system.
The interface is also incredibly user-friendly. There are no features that will befuddle the user with its intricacies. Every thing is laid down as simply as possible. The process moves forward systematically, with the least interruption from the user. It starts with you loading the database. As soon you click on “Load”, you are offered two options – Mbox file OR the auto-loading of Apple Mail database. Choose the autoload and the folders will be shown in the preview section. Select the folders you want to move into Thunderbird Mac, choose output format as “Thunderbird” and click “Convert”.
That's all. It simplifies the conversion task into merely three steps. Any level of user, be it the beginner or the expert level, will benefit from this software immensely.
Click here to download it. You won't regret it.
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