You need not pay to transfer your contacts from Windows Live
Mail to Thunderbird.
1. Export the contacts from Windows Live Mail in .csv format.
2. In Thunderbird, go to Tools & within Tools, go to
3. In the Address Book tab, go to Tools & select Import.
4. On the first Import screen, select Address Book & go to
the next screen.
5. On the second screen, select Text as the option. In the
types of files covered in this option, it mentions csv files
6. Follow the prompts to complete the import process.
Mr. Sameer Latey
On 06-07-2020 08:18 pm, Evan Reese
I'm afraid I have another question.
I want to import my Contacts from Windows Live Mail into
From the Googling I have done so far, it looks like I have to
install another add-on to do that.
If I'm not mistaken, when I click the link to this add-on,
I have to pay for it. There's a PayPal button at the top of
Do I really have to pay for an add-on to get my Contacts into
I hope you'll tell me it ain't so! <smile>
It isn't as though I want everything for free, but importing
Contacts from one email to another seems like it should be a
part of the email program already.
On 7/5/2020 6:37 PM, Sam Taylor
Thunderbird updates itself, and you are running the same
version as I am, which is the latest.
You may not have downloaded the latest version of the
add-on. The add-on below is from the official Thunderbird
addons repository and claims it will work with versions
between 60x and 70x:
On 6/07/2020 7:49 am, Evan Reese
I had some major problems with the unsupported Windows Live
Mail, so I dumped it and got Thunderbird.
I've gotten it working pretty well so far, but I am having
some issues with it.
The main one is that I cannot import my messages from
Windows Live Mail.
I found some instructions, but they do not seem to apply to
my version of Thunderbird.
I was told to export the WLM messages in .eml format, which
Then create a new folder in my Thunderbird Local Folders
section and then select it, which I also did.
Then, I was told to right click on that folder and find
Import Export Tools. But that option isn't in my Context
So I went out to Google and found an add-on called Import
Export Tools and downloaded it.
I couldn't figure out where to put it, and the page where
the file was located didn't tell me, so I once again went to
Google and looked up how to install an add-on from a file. I
followed the instructions and was told that the add-on was
incompatible with my version of Thunderbird, version
68.10.1. Apparently, there are newer versions of
Thunderbird. I wasn't aware that I was getting an older
version when I got it a couple weeks ago.
I'm using a Windows 7 laptop, which I hope to replace in the
not too distant future, but I'd like to get my old WLM
messages imported before then.
A related problem is that I do not see any way to update
Thunderbird in any of the menus.
So you can see, I need a bit of help. <smile>
I'm not sure how old this program is, so perhaps it's not
quite ready for prime time yet. Surely, importing messages
from other email clients is a pretty basic function that I
shouldn't need an add-on to get, shouldn't it?
Oh, I did try to import from the Tools menu, but that didn't
work. I only get two choices in there, Becky and Outlook.
Neither one of those works.
Any help would be appreciated.