Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sorry, but I felt completely lost when trying these tools.
I am an experienced Windows and Linux user, but I have never seen such an simple task like moving emails to another PC made so extremely complicated!
There's bazillions of options and no useable explanation at one of them telling me what the individual option would be good for.
I exported using the "Export Folder and Subfolders (hierarchically)" option, because it sounded like the most comprehensive export option from all the options being shown )how shall I know?). Then it took about two hours copying the exported 7GByte of files through one very slow WiFi connection - and then Thunderbird on the target PC, which i also had installed the importexporttools to, couldn't do anything with these files I had exported and copied!
A bunch of files with no declaration or at least proper file ending.

So I'll have to do it all manually again and wasted countless hours fiddling around without any chance for success with this AddOn.

Too bad some people out there still use thunderbird and need help with such a supposedly easy job. I know why I don't use Thunderbird and never will...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works rather fine-
Tested with OS X 10.10 and Thunderbird 31.3 an import of an old outlook mbox file and it works - including formatting and all attachments (at least as PDFs). A small drawback:It did not import subfolders of folders. I serialized them all before creating mbox files and then it works fine- Super! Very gracefull for this tool :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It didn't work for me. I wanted to export the settings from one machine to another. I selected export profile and it seemed it just copied the profile folder, but the operation took horribly long. I transfered the exported folder to another machine, selected import and after aproximately an hour it still showed "importing", CPU idle, no disk activity. I retried several times. So after wasting few hours of time I gave up using this addon and I did the task by just using "cp" command which finished the task instantly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

export HTML with Attachments Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great App
I think attachments should be saved ALL in one Folder "Attachment" and a sub folder per mail to avoid crowded root directories.
instead of Attachment-1, Attachment-2
probably it could be even a hidden folder

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great ! I would migrate more mails from gmail&others for 80 users to my own mailserver, it just awesome !! thanks !!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Worked for me transparently to import UNIX *mboxes* containing approx. 40 thousands of messages in just a minute or two.
- TB 31.2.0
- Ubuntu 12.04

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Práctico para Copias de Respaldo Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Muy práctico para guardar respaldos mientras uno cambia de proveedor de correo. Gracias!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It does exactly what I need: from time to time I want to archive email-messages to cleanup the workingPC.
I save the messagefolders in 2 formats: in EML format: that allows me to put an archive back. And I also save it it HTML, for convenience. The author creates a folder and an file Index.html. Now, THAT is nice !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There is need to use advanced option which converts each component of Thunderbird like mailbox, contacts, folders and attachments into Outlook PST file. On this basis, I selected Stellar MBOX to PST converter over ImportExportTools for best result.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Trying to migrate to Thunderbird form Windows Live Mail on a Win7 box is proving to be one big pain in the ass and this Add-on is proving to be near useless. It is importing one folder of saved local messages at a time. So I have 7 out of 37 imported. And it gets better - only one folder shows any emails. Folders with known dozens of messages are empty. Including folders with financial transactions. This is all giving far more grief than I need and I am thinking this whole thing is just one big steaming pile. I see plenty of praise for exporting, and it may do that well. So far it can't import worth a damn. And now I have wasted more time trying to warn others.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Worked like a charm. Easy to use, no issues to report.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

ImportExportTools worked flawlessly, importing my 350 Eudora v7.1 mailboxes (with 117k emails) into Thunderbird 3.0 on a Windows 7 machine. While I had prepped the mailboxes with eudrescu (without errors from eudrescu), Thunderbird crashed every time I tried to import the messages. Thank you for building and maintaining this great add-on. The UI, in particular, is very elegant.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.1). 

Requests to Great Add-On ImportExportTools Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for ImportExportTools. Its excellent addon, brillant and helpful.

I'm using that "export of all messages in one single plain text file" the feature. It's very thing, all mail combining is a TXT file.

I have three request-suggest.

(1. Request)

By way of my habit of O.Express, I have been backup all mail. OE's headers sequence:

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachements: filename1.txt, photo2.jpg

ThunderBird's Header sequence not same with OE. Therefore, ImportExportTools use TB sequence:

Subject:
From:
Date:
To:

Could you adding OE sequence? At least, a custom sequences as a option?

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(2. Request)

About Date display format (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_display_format).

I'm set prefs.js file: user_pref("mail.ui.display.dateformat.default", 1);

After this setting, ThunderBird can display as "Day-Month-Year-Hour" date format of all mails. Example: 8 July 2013 20:00

Unfortunately TB can't remember the date format setting when saving (File - Save As - File). Still use save default format("Date: 08.07.2013 20:00")

Even if the date format supplied by TB, ImportExportTools can change/fix in saved mails?

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(3. Request)

ImportExportTools perfectly merge all mails "as single plain text". Okay. But no separating line of every mails. Therefore reading can be confusing. Could you add a custom separating character? (etc "-----" ).

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You see, that's all not important. Perhaps, its personal request. If it comes to that and unnecessary for general use, of coure you could take no notice of this suggestions.

At all events, again thank you for ImportExportTools.
Best regards...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

About your requests:

1) This requires some work to be implemented and at the present it's not one of priorities. I've not so much time to develop the extension and so I must do a "order of priority". I will keep this in mind for the future, if I will have time enough.

2) Are you talking about headers in saved messages or what else?

3) This is a very useful hint, it will be implemented in the next update.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Jesus Christ.

Exported folder. Reinstalled everything.
Gladly all the folders were exported without any file extension and I have no fucking idea what the extension should or should not be. So, Im unable to import the emails back.

Im " " that close committing a suicide.

Really awesome addon, I hope I don't ever have to use this retarded spaghetti-code piece of shit ever again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

Question Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a great tool, I use this in this way: I want to copy email from one address to another.

what I do is this:
I export emails as eml fils, and the I import in the others email addres. The problem is that in thunderbir I see the correct received time of the email, but not in gmail, I'm truing to copy the email of work to gmail (I just try email import from gmail) but this tool it's much more pretty and usefull

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

I'm aware of this problem, but it depends from a underlying bug (of Thunderbird and/or of Gmail), see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=747436 , vote and comment it to have some chance that it will be fixed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool. I run a web server which reports attempts to hack in to me with the IP of the source in the Subject line. I have been trying for ages to find a tool to allow me to export just the index list so I can sort it by IP. That will allow me to modify my firewall settings to disallow whole blocks. This extension does it a treat. Well done.

Sadiq
London, UK

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good tool. However, I cannot get it to export (to eml) the emails in the Trash or Junk folders. Any suggestions?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on. It did all the export and import of all my emails correctly when I was installing fresh new Operating System and needed to transfer over my inbox. No complaints whatsoever. Good job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

Good, but not preserving tags Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works fine, but when exporting mails and then importing again all tags are lost. Is it possible to preserve these?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4). 

Is it an IMAP account?

It Imports *.eml Files Like a Charm! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a previous review I complained that this add-one would not import *.eml files as advertised. However, it does and it worked very well. Wish I could delete my previous review, but I can't, so this is my retraction.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.0.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.