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Importing unknown mailbox to Thunderbird

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#1 Lou Dr

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:20 PM

Good evening everyone,


As the title suggests, I am in a bit of a tight spot. Here it goes.


A few years ago (around 2011), I was running some version of Outlook (not necessarily the newest at the time) and exported my mailbox to a file that I just stumbled upon. I now run a happy and recent version of Thunderbird under MacOS and would like to import said mailbox. The problem is I cannot figure out for the life of me what the format of that export file is. I have tried to add various extensions to duplicates of my export file and have successfully managed (using "importexporttools") to import the mailbox as an eml file; the problem: the file was imported as an impossibly long single email and not a collection of separate emails.


Does anyone have any idea what format this could be and/or what I could do to import my inbox as individual emails? This would be extremely helpful!


Thanks a lot in advance!





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