Lotus Notes to Thunderbird Converter

The Lotus Notes to Thunderbird conversion can be easily achieved by deploying third party tool. One of the best utility that carries all your data files of IBM Notes like Mailbox, Calendar, Contacts and other customize folders open in Mozilla Thunderbird platform. Mention Below is the process to migrate Lotus Notes email to Thunderbird.

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How To Migrate Lotus Notes Emails To Mozilla Thunderbird

Step 1

The very first step is to Download the Lotus Notes to Thunderbird Converter and Install it on your system. And run the Software to convert Lotus Notes email to Mozilla Thunderbird. Listed below is the first screenshot of software in which user can Add Files or Folder by clicking on Browse button.

lotus notes archives to Mozilla mail screens

Step 2

Once all the NSF files get converted into MBOX format, user can simply import & open them in Mozilla Thunderbird. To import converted MBOX files after NSF to Thunderbird conversion go to the location "C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\39a7tlbs.default\Mail\LocalFolder"

mbox import path

Step 3

Now copy MBOX file and paste it to the above location to preview the emails in Mozilla Thunderbird after conversion.

browse mbox file

Step 4

At last open your Mozilla Thunderbird application and you will find converted NSF file into MBOX will be displayed in left pane of screen as mention in listed screenshot.

lotus notes to thunderbird converter last screens



A Notable Story

I would like to share an experience which is shared by the director of an association who choose to change from Lotus Notes email stage to Thunderbird to streamline the costs in the right way. However, the workers and the proprietor of the undertaking itself couldn't stand to lose the contact data as communication will get to be incomprehensible.

After attempting FREE edition of Lotus Notes to Thunderbird, organization acquired activation key of the product for conversion of all contacts of stored as well as saved into an NSF file format to Mozilla Thunderbird. Now all the employees with manager are happy and also very satisfied with the conversion tool which do quickly convert NSF to Mozilla Thunderbird that′s the reason I always used to store all my information and data in it.

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The IBM Lotus Notes

IBM Notes is a former email client has been very popular among users for its excellent infrastructure as well as replication process. Lotus Notes has provided a set of collaborative capabilities like email communication, instant messaging, calendaring, documentation of Workflow process, etc.

Its foundation was laid strong on providing strong security features for users and saves all their data files in .nsf format. Mainly it creates two storage files, usernames.nsf (for all data content storage except contacts) & names.nsf (only for Address Book). If we are planning to move from Lotus Notes platform to any other like Thunderbird then, these two files are really important in conversion.

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The Mozila Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source & a cross platform emailing application that can be operated with Windows, Linux & Mac Operating Systems along with excessive flexibility. It is a desktop email client customize with enormous facility of Emailing, along with Speed, Privacy, Security and many more latest technology.

The file format supported by Mozilla Thunderbird is MBOX i.e. flexible and can be open in more than 20+ platforms. Once users Migrate NSF Emails to Mozilla Mail , they are free to open them in any platform like Apple Mail, Eudora, Windows Live Mail, The Bat, Mac Mail, Sea Monkey and a lot more.

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Conversion Challenges

There are various queries, encountered by the Lotus Notes users like how to import NSF email to Thunderbird. This is because of various drawbacks associated with NSF email files and it is a proprietary of IBM hence exhibit limited facilities like totally depends on Notes environment.

Few challenges are listed below-:

  • File formats of both the application are differs in nature so can't be open easily.
  • No Manual procedure to open Migrate NSF Emails to Mozilla Mail
  • Will third party tool covers all data items without harming the originality of data
  • Is the software suited my budget plan and properties that I am looking for
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