Nowadays switching from one email client to other email client is a common situation. Undeniably, with the time and increasing technology lots of email client have been developed for our ease. So, people opt for the one which suits them more. Likewise, there are lots of cases when users switch from Lotus Notes to Thunderbird email client. So, if you are in the need to convert Lotus Notes to Thunderbird and looking for the easy and cost-effective way to import your Lotus Notes to Thunderbird, then let me tell you this is the right blog for you. In this blog, I will discuss the easy way to import NSF to MBOX files. Before directly going on the technique of Lotus notes to Thunderbird Conversion, let us discuss the features of both email clients (Lotus Notes and Thunderbird ), needs to convert Lotus Notes to Thunderbird and the challenges faced during the NSF to MBOX conversion.
Overview of Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes is formally known as IBM Lotus Notes is a software designed to facilitate the set of collective works such as, read email, compose the email, calendars, to-do lists, contacts management etc. Lotus Notes is a client-server cross-platform environment that provides an interface to the user which can work as an email client. Its is mainly preferred because of its strong security features. Lotus Notes stores its data files in extension .nsf . Lotus Notes database contains the number of the filename in form of .nsf extension like for mailbox.nsf(for mailboxes), bookmark.NSF(for bookmarks) etc but the most important files are names.NSF(Address book)and usernames.NSF(all data content including contacts) if you want to export from lotus notes to any other mail client like Thunderbird.
About Mozilla Thunderbird.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform mailing interface accessed on Windows, Mac, Linux operating systems and an open source application for managing emails, news feeds(RSS), newsgroups developed by Mozilla foundation. It is a local email client application which is powerful and easy to use.
This Desktop Email Application is one of a kind which provide various features like Emailing , privacy, junk filtration, speed etc and storing the files in the format of *.mbox extension which is supported by email clients like Thunderbird and many other20+ email clients like Window Mail, Apple Mail, Mac Mail, The Bat etc.
Why we need to Import Lotus Notes to Thunderbird.( .nsf to .mbox)?
People always need any working environment which is comfortable, satisfying and they keep switching if they feel the new environment is better than before and start adopting the new one. One of the main reasons of importing Lotus notes to Thunderbird is the new working environment, advanced features and the most important is the cross-platform accessibility of Thunderbird.
Challenges while importing NSF file to MBOX format.
Various questions came by the Lotus Notes users that how to change .nsf file to .mbox file. Because of some demerit of lotus notes like limited features and total dependability on the note environment. Some of the challenges which faces while importing NSF file to MBOX file are as follows:
- Unable to open due to two different file format of the both application.
- There is no manual process to open NSF in MBOX mail.
- Whether third party software can recover all data items without harming the original mail?
But after reading the below steps, conversion of Lotus Notes to Thunderbird will become a cup of cake. The NSF to MBOX converter is especially designed to combat all the changes faced by the users during conversion of Lotus Notes to Thunderbird.
Now, How to import Lotus notes to Thunderbird?
Step 1: Download and Install the SysInfoTools NSF to MBOX Converter software.
Step2: Launch the Software. Convert the NSF files into MBOX format.
Step 3: After the successful conversion from NSF to MBOX file, you need to import the converted mbox files into Mozilla Thunderbird. To import, go to the location where you have saved the converted mbox files.
Step 4: Copy and paste the converter mbox to the location where your mail are saved.
Step 5: Now Open Your Thunderbird software. You will find your NSF to MBOX converted mail in the left panel of Thunderbird Mail client.
By above method users can easily import their NSF files to MBOX format.