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IncrediMail to Mailbird Migration

IncrediMail to Mailbird Migration

Mailbird sign Article describes how to convert IncrediMail contacts and emails into Mailbird email client. Mailbird is modern messaging application which allows to use multiple accounts to manage emails, supports the GUI color customization and integration with many popular application such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox etc. However, Mailbird does not support the EML importing, so we were forced to create a special tool which pushes the Mailbird to receive the email files like it does when it is receiving the messages from your email provider. This instruction contains a step-by-step description of messages and contacts conversion from IncrediMail to Mailbird.

In this Tutorial:

Export emails from IncrediMail to EML files

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  1. Run IncrediMail to Outlook Transfer utility.
  2. Click Close button in appeared message that Microsoft Outlook is not accessible (if appeared).
  3. Go to menu Mode and enable mode called Export to EML files.
  4. Select source folder where IncrediMail Message Store is located.
  5. Click Scan Folder button.
  6. Click Save EML button.
  7. Choose a file system folder to save EML files and wait for the end of the export.
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Import IncrediMail messages to Mailbird

If you already using Mailbird email client you obviously have existing messages inside the Inbox folder. We recommend you to move them all temporary into another folder to prevent the mixing of imported and existing emails. If you just installed Mailbird, proceed to the next chapter. Alternatively you may create Filter which will move all received emails into specific folder.

If you did not yet installed Mailbird we recommend you to see this video:

Create Temp folder and move Inbox emails to it

  1. Run Mailbird application open Inbox folder.
  2. Press Ctrl+A shortcut to select all emails.
  3. Right click to the selected emails to open the pop-up menu.
  4. In the pop-up menu click Move to… then click Add folder option.
  5. Enter the new folder name Temp (for example) and click OK button.
    Adding temp folder to Mailbird
    This will create a Temp folder and all selected emails will be moved inside it. You may move these emails back by going into the Temp folder and using popup menu item Move to Inbox.

Import EML files into Mailbird

    1. Download EML bridge application
    2. Unpack the application and run it.
    3. Disable a Search in subfolders option.
    4. Specify the path to the folder where EML files are located (topmost text field).
    5. Click Search button. The program will find all EML files located in the selected folder.
    6. Click Start Bridge button.
    7. Now run Mailbird and setup new POP3 email account with the following parameters:
      Mailbird POP3 account setup
      * you may use any user name and password.
    8. Now click Inbox and press F5 button or click the refresh icon to receive emails.
      Mailbird will receive all emails from the EML Bridge and the Bridge will be stopped automatically.

Select imported emails and move them to the desired folder as it described in the previous chapter. Repeat the steps above to import emails from another folder.

Import contacts from IncrediMail into Mailbird

Mailbird supports importing of vCard files, however IncrediMail stores the address book inside special database. First, contacts should be extracted and saved to the vCard format, after that they can be imported into Mailbird. Here is how to convert IncrediMail contacts to Mailbird:

Extract IncrediMail address book to vCard files

  1. Run Address book extractor utility.
    IncrediMail addrss book extractor
  2. Just after start the program will try to find all IncredImail address book and place all found address books to the top list. You may also select address book file manually by pressing Choose Manually button.
  3. Select one of Address Book files.
  4. Click Choose Target button and specify the folder to save extracted vCard contacts.

Program will save extracted contacts to the selected folder. vCard files may be imported into Outlook, Gmail or another email clients.

Import vCard contacts into Mailbird

  1. Run Mailbird and click Contacts icon Mailbird contacts icon
  2. Click the Settings Mailbird settings icon to open pop-up manu.
  3. Click the Import contacts from vCard menu option.
    Import vCard contacts to Mailbird
  4. Click the Browse button in the appeared Import from vCard window. Mailbird vCard selection dialog
  5. In the Open Dialog navigate to the folder where IncrediMail vCard contacts were saved.
  6. Click Ctrl+A keys combination to select all vCard files.
  7. Click Open button and selected contacts will be imported.

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Saved me from a major disaster. I used Incredimail, seems like all my life, and then to lose all that history at the stroke of a pen, does not bear thinking about so, thank you “”!

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IncrediMail to Mailbird Migration

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