Productivity How to: Convert Emails from Pegasus to Thunderbird format

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Pegasus understands standard Unix-style mail folders, which is Thunderbird's native format. One method I have successfully used is:

1) Add a temporary Pegasus mailbox, something like pegasus\tmp or pmail\tmp.
2) In that mailbox, create as many mail folders as you want, and use Unix Mailbox Format for each of them. Do not use Pegasus format.
3) Copy your archived Pegasus mail messages into those new mail folders.
4) After closing Pegasus, move each of those Unix Mailbox Format mailboxes (not the indices, only the mail files: UNX*.MBX) to Thunderbird's Local Folders directory.
When you start Thunderbird, your newly transferred mail can then be accessed. They will show up as UNX... as well. You will have to rename the folders to something useful.
Onother easy way is to install Mercury32 (from as an IMAP server (run it on port 144 so the antivirus email scanners don't cause it grief).

Set up an IMAP account in Thunderbird (specifying port 144),
open it up and drag and drop from the IMAP server to your Thunderbird inbox.

Easy. :grinthumb

Yet another method:

Found some more info on the web:
Next you need to use the windows ADDRESS BOOK found under programs/accessories.
Open address book and then choose OTHER ADDRESS IMPORT from the file menu and chose TEXT FILE (comma seperated values) and open the txt (text) file you created using the browse button you have to change the dropdown in the file types to .txt to see it .

Hit next and then click change mapping and then choose first name then click finish, this should of imported the text list to the windows address book ....
Now finally choose EXPORT as address book WAB and give it a name.

OK all done, now you have a WAB file that you can now IMPORT to THUNDERBIRD.

Open THUNDERBIRD and choose ADDRESSES then choose tools import .WAB file and import you newly converted ADDRESSES.wab file and there you have it your PEGASUS mail is now imported to THUNDERBIRD

long way to do it ..... yeah I know ..... but it works
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