Sometimes, users need to switch cloud-based applications and move to desktop-based email client. There could be several reasons with the users to do this. Here, we are talking about switching Gmail and opting Thunderbird. Gmail is not totally safe and the account can be hacked by hackers or some unauthorized users. This is one of the main reasons among users to switch Gmail. In case of desktop-based clients, Thunderbird is one of the renowned email applications which is available freely. With Mozilla Thunderbird, users can access data even without an internet connectivity. Now the question arises, how to move old data of Google account into Thunderbird? To do this, we are going to elaborate two smooth solutions in this article.
Google Takeout can be used to move Gmail emails into TBird. This process is divided into three steps.
Exporting Gmail emails
When you extract the zip folder, you will find Gmail files saved in MBOX format. Now, you need to move these files in Thunderbird.
Set up Thunderbird
If you already have an account in Thunderbird the you can simply move to the next step. But in case, your account is not configured, configure it and then import MBOX files in Mozilla Thunderbird.
To do this, first of all install ImportExportTools Add-on on your Thunderbird and then follow the steps –
This method is well-suited to non-technical users. This is the simple method therefore, most of the users choose the automated solution. Using Softaken Gmail Backup Tool, a user can simply save Gmail files into MBOX format and later on access these files in Thunderbird.
Adding Gmail account or moving all data of Google Account into Thunderbird becomes more easier for users now. Here are both manual as well as automated solutions available for the users. They can choose any of the methods. However, if you want a safe and quick solution, go for the automated solution.