Transfer Email From AOL Mail To Thunderbird 3

Thunderbird is a powerful and free email client. We recommend Thunderbird as part of our Easy-Email solution. If you want to transfer your email to Thunderbird from AOL you can then choose to synchronize it on multiple computers. For more information on the first step - transferring your email - see the home page: transfer email.





This guide is specifically for transferring email from AOL Mail to Thunderbird 3. We have done the hard work and set it out clearly with screenshots for every step so you can get through the process as quickly as possible. Click on the book cover to see a sample page.



From AOL Mail


To Thunderbird 3







You will need the following:

  • A good internet connection or patience if you have a lot of emails!

  • The new email client needs to be installed

How long does it take?

This largely depends on three factors:

  • The number of emails

  • The size of your attachments

  • Your internet connection speed

You should expect about 1 - 2 hours work in addition to the transfer time for your email.

A note on tranferring contacts

Transferring contacts can be a challenge.

Names and email addresses are pretty straight forward.

The work involved in transferring other fields from one type of address book to another varies a lot. Examples of other field types are home and business addresses, telephone numbers and the like. Most email clients provide some sort of mapping tool to map fields from an import file to the natively used format.

As a rule of thumb: the more exotic fields you have used the more work will be involved in mapping to your new address book.