Office 365 is being used among users for its emailing and several advanced features. However, it has been observed that several users demand to switch from Office 365 mail to Thunderbird. Mozilla Thunderbird being one of the best and free email client has been prominent choice of users for a long time. Due to several advantages offered by this desktop email application, users wish to move their O365 user account to Thunderbird. In this section, we will discuss how to configure Office 365 account to Thunderbird so that the users can easily access their O365 mails and other data items in Mozilla Thunderbird application.
Let us discuss about the user queries regarding the export of Office 365 to Thunderbird.
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Many users attempt to move to Thunderbird so that they can easily access their data on the local desktop location. Some of the possible reasons behind transfer from Microsoft Office 365 account to Thunderbird include:
The following are the two methods to move/ connect O365 mailbox to Mozilla Thunderbird & also transfer all the data to the latter.
While migrating to alternate email application, the major concern of every user is to retain the existing mailbox. The user always desire to access the mails and other data items from Office 365 in Thunderbird account. The following manual method facilitates to move data from Office 365 to Mozilla Thunderbird:
Limitation of Manual Method
It has been reported that the manual procedure does not download all the messages to new account and often leads to loss of data. This makes it problematic for the users who wish to maintain data integrity and consistency while they export Office 365 to Thunderbird.
An alternate efficient approach, which provides complete extraction of O365 data is Office 365 Backup utility. It offers the users to migrate the O365 emails directly into Thunderbird supported file format.
The tool carries out migration of Office 365 data items in the following steps:
The software creates a file, which can be easily opened with Thunderbird. It helps in migrating Office 365 mailbox to Thunderbird.
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Understanding the need to connect Office 365 mail to Thunderbird, we have discussed the manual method as well as automated approach for mailbox transfer. The users can easily switch within client applications without any data loss by using these methods. We have also discussed the limitations of manual method & an alternative method to perform export of Office 365 to Thunderbird