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How to Import Outlook and Thunderbird Accounts in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 7, 2018

New Feature Announcement: Outlook and Thunderbird Account Import That’s right! Starting today, folders, settings, and messages from popular POP3 email clients like Outlook and Thunderbird will import automagically when connected. That means that any folders, emails, or anything else we can bring into Mailbird through your other client’s POP3 or IMAP connection can be instantly imported with the click of a button! We’ve had a ton of requests for this feature, and it has taken a lot of time and manpower to make sure that this feature will work for every possible client and version. It’s taken a ton of time to ensure every version of Outlook, Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail will work. We are ecstatic that it is finally ready for you! Start Importing automagically Once you installed Mailbird or chose the option to “add another account”, Mailbird will give the option to “import from another email client”.   Mailbird will detect the accounts that you have added to your existing email client. Choose the account you would like to import to your Mailbird. The last step to activate the import – insert your email address and password and Mailbird will set up the account for you. Depending on how many accounts you have selected in the previous step, you may be asked to enter the details multiple times. One for each account.   Voilà! That’s it. Mailbird will start the import of your account data, such as folders, settings, and messages. It will also let you know once it is…

The Best Mozilla Thunderbird Alternatives for Windows in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 22, 2018

Mitchell Baker, Mozilla’s Executive Chairwoman, announced Monday that Mozilla would prefer to stop supporting Thunderbird, their popular email client, as it represents a continuing “tax” on other development projects within Mozilla. She stated that it is constantly in competition for resources that the leadership feels should be “laser-focused on activities like Firefox that can have an industry-wide impact”. It’s no secret that Firefox’s support has been waning in recent years. In a recent post about Mitchell Baker’s announcement, Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham wrote “Mozilla’s recent support for Thunderbird has been limited—it still receives security updates and basic changes imported from Firefox, but adding major features hasn’t been a priority for Mozilla for several years now despite some efforts from the development community. In fact, Thunderbird is currently only updated on Mozilla’s “extended support release” (ESR) schedule, originally implemented to help IT managers deal with Firefox and Thunderbird’s then-new rapid-release cycle.” Source Since we anticipate many Mozilla Thunderbird users will be looking to switch to another email client, we compiled a review of some of the best email clients for Windows. Since Thunderbird is a downloadable program for PCs and Apple OS, we won’t be including purely online applications or mobile apps in this review.   The 3 Best Alternatives To Thunderbird:   Mailbird You can think of Mailbird as the swiss army knife of email apps. Like Microsoft Office Outlook, we designed it to allow you to connect all your email accounts, manage your schedule, and organize contacts. However, unlike Outlook or Thunderbird, we…