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Reading an mbox file with Thunderbird

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I’ll spare you the Thuderbird installation and first-time setup instructions

1. Download, launch Thunderbird

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

2. Mail Account Setup

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/thunderbird/emails-thunderbird

3. Find your Thunderbird “Local Folders” Directory

Click on “Local Folders” and then “View Settings for this account” to see where it is looking for local mail folders. Something like this:

C:\Users\harsha\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\\Mail\Local Folders

(You may have to allow “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”) 

on your Mac

/Users/harsha/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles//Mail/Local Folders

4. Drop the .mbox file into Local Folders

Quit Thunderbird. Navigate to your “Local Folders” directory. Drag and drop your mbox file in there. You may change the name to something appropriate (something like mbox-harsha-20161009-gmail).

5. Browse mbox

Restart thunderbird, and you should see the mailbox in your Local Folders list.

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