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Import doesn't work on 38.2 Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Using it on 38.2 on Xubuntu. The import feature doesn't seem to work as the import wizard shows an empty field to select types from.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Important.Pour les nouvelles versions thunderbird.
Il faut afficher la barre de menus classique pour accéder au bouton "Import Filter".
Option ----> Barre de menus ----> ok
Filtres des messages ----> exporter
outils ---> imports de filtres
To katalyn08 - both export/import work as they should under TB 38.1.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Export -> Tools -> Message Filters -> lower right Export Filters.
Import -> Tools -> right below Message Filters -> Import Filters.
Not fully working with thunderbird 31.7 Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I've made the export of the filters but I can't import them :(. I don't have this option.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Worked flawlessly on Thunderbird 31.6.0
Tested both export and import..
Thank you very much
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Worked great for me (TB 31.5.0). I missed the old one and really appreciate someone picking it up and making it compatible with the latest Thunderbird.
Does not work at all. Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Does not work with Thunderbird 31.X unfortunately. I could export my filters but importing them does absolutely nothing. Nada.
Halleluiah! Halleluiah! Halleluiah! Halleluiah! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
After hours of searching and reading and trying different people's suggestions (and after skipping by this add on at first since my first glance at it looked like it would be too hard to get working) I went for Import/Export Enhanced and now all my messages are finally converted and into my new mail setup! Once it worked it worked great though it took a few tries using different methods to get there. I can see why some people got discouraged and down rated it but I'd read enough of the different problems that have happened to others and those comments helped me to work my way to the right way for me. It might not be an easy ride but if you keep at it and search around (or ask around) you'll most likely get there.
I was exporting from Thunderbird and importing to Apple Mail and found the following method:
Once you've got the add-on installed (and Enabled) you can find the menu option to start it either under the Tools menu or in the popup menu when right clicking on 1 or more mailboxes. For my export/import I finally found that exporting as "Export all messages in the folder --> EML format" was able to produce a file that Mail was able to use to get all the messages in the folder versus some other options that failed to get them all. I did find that if there were mailboxes that were subfolders of other mailboxes and the top level (parent) folder had no messages that that folder nor the contained folder(sw) would be created. I don't recall if I ever got the contained folders exported at the same time as the containing folders since I had no containing folders with messages to find out. In any case, I just went back and imported the folders that didn't get imported and aimed the exported files of messages into the correct parents. Another issue was that each created folder had a subfolder called "Messages" and when I imported the dumped message files (using the Apple Mail format selection for the import) those extra levels of folders were created in my mailbox structure. So I had to drag and drop the complete set of a mailboxes messages from the "Messages" folder into the next folder up and delete the "Messages" folders. All this may sound crude and bothersome but believe me it was a joy to finally see mail moving to the new program! It may be obvious from the above but you can select more that one mailbox at a time to export (at least on the same level since I didn't try multi-level exporting at one time). The process just reminded me of how difficult things can be and I was glad to have a tool that at least did a very reasonable job for what I needed. I suspect much work went into it and the task being undertaken is a pretty messy one if one considers the number of email programs that might need exported and imported from and to. It's also shows that no one seems to put much effort into trying to make the job of exporting data from their system very easy (like finding the CANCEL button on a free trial site) since no one wants to make it easy to abandon their system for another. (I like and liked Thunderbird but after 8 or so years of it it was starting to mess up a little more than it had been in the past for me; and it's (non)integration with OS X was becoming annoyingly rough edged and not totally functional all the time.) The strange thing is that there seems to e almost as little care put into a program's import functionality as in the export which doesn't seem like it would draw in new users as well!?! But I think this add on is a noble and generous effort to create a tool to help us get by the design flaws of the mail transfer process.
If it doesn't work for you and you've actually spent some time trying a few different methods then it's too bad and I understand the griping but I wonder at that point if you can point to something that will work the way you want. I think there are some utilities that one has to pay for that may be easier though often they aren't any easier or don't ever work even after paying. I think my description above is a little disorganized but I hope that some of my hints aim a few people in the right direction. If you find the thing that works for you then write it up here to help others with this ugly task.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Does not work on Thunderbird 31.1.2. The export process was successful (as far as I can tell), but the import failed (no rules were imported) although it said that it was successful.
That being said, as other commentators have mentioned, the filters rules for any account are simply stored in a file called msgFilterRules.dat, that you can easily find in your TB profile folder. You can just copy that file into your new profile (and maybe you have to restart Thunderbird) and that's it, no extension needed.
Programmer Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This plugin does not work at all in version 24.6.0!!! What a waste of my time.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'm using TB 24.4.0 and was easily able to use this to export my filters. I was a bit confused by the lack of a file type during the export process but figured out that the output is just a simple text file. Then I was able to find out that the filters used by TB are in the file msgFilterRules.dat in your Local Folders directory. It's quite easily edited or copied to another computer so the Export/Import function isn't strictly needed. Thanks for it though anyway.
Confusing, but works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
If you are using newer versions of thunderbird, you need to hit the ALT key to bring up the classic menu, and then click TOOLS and IMPORT FILTERS. These options don't exist in the new menu.
This is kinda what the guy below me said in Spanish. Had to translate :P
Excelente,mas tem que saber usar Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Um dos melhores add ons,muito bom,cumpre o que promete,essencial para carregar os inumeros filtros,uso TB 24.3.0 e funciona normalmente,mas tem que saber usar,a opçao para importar só aparece se voce por o menu clássico la em "Ferramentas",parece ser um erro de programaçao,tem que dar uma procurada,mas depois fica facil.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on is great and works really well as long as you know how to use it.
If you are having an issue importing then please do the following:
Bring up the main drop down window, go to options and click on main menu.
a main menu will appear across the top of your thunderbird session. Click on Tools, then "Import Filters" select the email account you want to apply the imported filters to, click on import and select the file you exported.
People who do not use the older main menu will struggle with this. ;)
Enjoy your filters!
Not polished, but if it can be made to work - an essential addon for people with multible email accts Rated 1 out of 5 stars
TBird 24.2 Just downloaded and installed this addon. I use the "classic" menu bar. I now have an import option under tools., which only includes Eudora. I can find no way to export (there is no button on the Message filters window - or no other way I can find). The extension is not listed in my addons manager, so if I want to remove it there is no apparent way to accomplish that When this is working, I don't know if there is a way to export individual filters from one account to another (which is what I would like), if I have to export all filters as a chunk and import all filters, or if this is more intended to export and import between profiles. I can't find a link to learn more from the author's website. Getting filters from one account to another is a very basic function that shouldn't be so difficult, so If I can get this to work it would be marvelous. I would like to enable and disable this addon as the need arises. I've never had an addon not show up in the addon page before, and am concerned about that.I'll change my review when I understand what this addon is supposed to do and why I cannot see it to remove it if I can't get it to do what I need - or otherwise learn how to remove it.
I've reinstalled (over the previous install), and it now appears in the addon list.
For those who can't find the Import function Rated 5 out of 5 stars
As with the original plug-in, you can find the Import menu item under Tools -> Import Filters. This is under the original menu bar, not the newer "Thunderbird Menu" akin to Firefox's. Right click on top of Thunderbird and tick "Menu Bar" to view it. As for no file extension for the exported file, just add one yourself - it's not necessary though.
No extension for exporting and can't import Rated 2 out of 5 stars
The extension works partially , when I export filters there's no extension for them ( which extension i have to save them to make it work? ) . Then, trying to import from Tools -> Import -> Filters , can't import the file i created before. Thunderbird just lets me import filters from Eudora client :( That's a big pity, It would be a really useful extension
Thunderbird 24.2.0 - Windows 8 x64
Can't select file to import Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Tools->Import...->Filters > Next
results in a windows saying "Please select what type of file that you would like to import" but with no options following that, just an empty white box. I'm left with either clicking Back or Cancel (the Next button is grayed out).
v1.03 with TB 24.1.0 on Ubuntu Linux 13.10.
Import Button missing Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I cant find the Import button. There is no Tools menu below "Filter..." Any advice? Windows 8.1, ThunderBird 24.1.0
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
And answering other comment:
> I canot find any import button on filter list to import exported filters
Import button is not in filters window. It's in tools menu below "Filters..." item