Google webMail Filer for Thunderbird

Mohammed Khallaf in Communications / Other E-Mail Tools

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Lets say you have used the Mozilla Thunderbird client for some time and have decided to move to the cloud, more precisely to Gmail or Google Mail. Question is, how do you get your emails and the folder structure over to Gmail? Sure you could do that manually; Create the folders over at Gmail and forward each and every of your emails to your Google email address. But that’s not very practicable if the mail count exceeds a few dozen. What if you have thousands of emails neatly sorted in folders?

You need a third party software like Google webMail Filer for Thunderbird then. The free open source application can process Thunderbird mbox (mailbox) files and import them into Gmail.

Users need to supply their gmail username and password so that the application can import the mails into the account. That’s a problem for some. The source code is provided on the developer page which means that it is possible to review the code before the software is used.

I’d still recommend to change the password as soon as the operation has completed successfully. The mail export itself is very simple. It begins by entering the Gmail username and password into the required fields before loading a Thunderbird mail folder using the built-in file browser.


- Single stand-alone executable. No installation, no DLL. Own IMAP implementation.
- Requires .net framework 3.5.
- Runs only on Windows (xp or later), both 32/64 bit editions.
- Executable size below 66 KB.
- Handles large Thunderbird mail files.
- Optional IMAP verbose logging.
- Checks for Google mail quota above %85 and disables message upload, yet still performs required labeling, if any.
- Accounts for duplicates on your web mailbox; uploads only what is needed.
- Batch-process Thunderbird mail files.
- Scans for and detects Thunderbird mail folders.
- Can Cancel/Pause/Resume jobs when needed. For instance, when it is eating your bandwidth.

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File Size: 31 kB License: Open Source Price: FREE
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64
Downloads: Total: 140 | This Month: 0 Released: 2013-01-29
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