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    Importing Thunderbird Mail into Windows Mail (Vista)

    I am considering switching from Windows Mail to Thunderbird. If I don't like Thunderbird after I use it a while, will I be able to transfer all the messages and address book back to windows mail?

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    Re: Importing Thunderbird Mail into Windows Mail (Vista)

    As far as I can tell, you can use ImportExportTools to transfer the messages. You can export the address book to .csv format and import that into Windows (Live) Mail.

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    Re: Importing Thunderbird Mail into Windows Mail (Vista)

    Hans,

    Yes, I see that ImportExportTools does have a EML file format choice for the Export output. I'm pretty sure that Windows Mail does use the EML format although Windows Mail also uses a WindowsMail.MSMessageStore file that apparently has something to do with the current set of messages. Do you know what is in that file? Does Windows Mail build that file automatically?

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    Re: Importing Thunderbird Mail into Windows Mail (Vista)

    The MSMessageStore file stores information about the e-mail messages but not the messages themselves. Windows Mail will automatically update this file when you import messages.

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    Re: Importing Thunderbird Mail into Windows Mail (Vista)

    Thanks Hans, that's all I need to know.

    Bill

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