Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello and thanks for creating this tool. I used it to import group messages from a yahoo group site. One problem was that NG menu is not located under the tools menu at all. However, I did find it by right-clicking on Local Folders icon. Other than that it worked great! Windows 10 and Thunderbird 68.3.0 (32-bit)

Steve
Thanks for the review!
I just retested on Windows10/TB68.3 and I get all the menus.
The extension installs its menus at the bottom of the tools menu and the extension options from the add-on options menu as well as the folder menus you see.
Can you copy the entire DebugLog from startup?
Also if it's still a problem it would be good to post this in the repository:
https://github.com/thundernest/import-export-tools-ng/issues

We can go back-and-forth more appropriately there

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The add-on is really useful for our IT team. Our company used Windows Live Mail 2012 on more than 1000 PCs and this tool makes the migration of all messages from WLM to Thunderbird easy. It is great that it preserves the directory structure. It works stable and fast. For example we imported about 100 000 messages on normal hard drive for less than an hour.

I write this small off-topic hint for exporting contacts because I believe that there are more users like me who will migrate from WLM to MTB.
Export all contact in VCF files. Then use command prompt and use the command "copy *.vcf all.vcf" to combine all files in single vcf file which can be imported in TB address book with a few clicks.

Nikolay
Thank you for the very nice review!
Your use case is a great example of Thunderbird in the enterprise. Would you be interested in communicating with community development manager regarding enterprise use needs? Direct feedback from users like yourself is critical for moving Thunderbird forward.
Regards, Christopher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent update to the original ImportExport.
PLUS
if anything does go pear-shaped* then the entirely FREE and very kind support is also excellent.
*user error usually

Thanks for the very kind review!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm not getting an importexporttools ng submenu under tools, just stock "import" and only giving"Becky's internet email" (wtf?) and Outlook as options, no mbox. Tried reinstalling addon, no joy. TB 68 on W10. So not useful for me ATM.

Just as a follow up, I was able to open the gmail-exported mbox by pointing the storage location for 'local folders' at it. Then it just appeared there, I clicked on it, and now it's indexing.

Not sure what, if any role the addon played in this (?).

Maybe it will help with exports.

David
Thanks and sorry for the issues.
From your description it seems like either there was an installation problem or some preferences error resulting in the menus not being installed. Can you open the developer counsel and copy the entire output?
Then t's really best we track this in the repository issues:
https://github.com/thundernest/import-export-tools-ng/issues
Christopher

Update:
Placing the file in a local folder "auto included" the mbox file,
the extension did not to anything for that.
It still sounds like you have an installation problem since you do not see the menus. can you capture the debug console?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic. This saved me a lot of grief with a dead machine. Was able to grab everything I needed by importing the mbox <3

Thanks for the great review!
We will continue to aim to please ;-)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great tool. I thought my old Windows Live Mail emails were forever in limbo-land on my old computer until I happened across this tool. The developer is very responsive and helpful. When I had problems initially (which must have been an error on my part) he immediately responded and set up test files. When I got it going, it worked seamlessly. WLM has quirks -- its files have to be exported to a file on the computer, not to a flash drive. Then move them to flash drive, then to the other computer. And then this tool will bring them right in. Play around with a couple emails and/or folders until you figure out what needs to be highlighted in the message pane in order to bring them in where you want them. I'm so grateful that he picked up this tool, which the initial developer had not kept up to date, and is making it available for us.

Thanks for the gracious review!
Very glad you got your old e-mail
Christopher

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hi Chris

This is what I know:

- ImportExportTools NG version: 4.0.4
- Thunderbird version: 68.2.0 (32-bit)
- Export from Apple Mail options/file format: There are no options to select. All I do is choose a folder to store the structure.
- Confirm you were using import (mbox?) With subfolders: I am using "Import one or more mbox-files with subfolders" which is option 2.

I am using MacOS Catalina Version 10.15 and Apple Mail version 13.0 (3594.4.19).

My folders are NOT named *. sbd! Just normal folder names.

Top level looks like this:

Folder "Test"
File (which turns out to be a folder as well): "Test.mbox".

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

William
thanks for the information! I have created an issue the repository, can you go there to continue this, it's much better for tracking issues in this location
https://github.com/thundernest/import-export-tools-ng/issues/28
I am posting some next steps there

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what is promised! I mainly use the export to EML with HTML index. When support is needed, Christopher Leidigh (the developer), responds fast and is very helpful. Great, thanks a lot!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a super useful add on for me.
I used ImportExportTools add-on before. When exporting HTML, you can see if there is an attachment, but ExportExportToolsNG don't know if there was an attachment. How can I solve it?
I am used Ver 4.0.4 now.

ChangTraiVoTam
Thanks for the review!
What version are you using?
I adopted this extension forked from the original. I just did a series of updates on issues surrounding Thunderbird 68. HTML attachments was one of the issues I had to address.
I am hoping you are using an old version as I have fixed this issue.
4.0.4 is the latest. I will be releasing another update that addresses an issue with the index file.
Please let me know if you are using the latest foot so I know this is an active bug.
Thanks
Christopher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a super useful add on for me. I mainly use the Export as HTML with Attachments, which allows me to archive my emails is a sane and portable way. The developer of the NextGen version of this add on, Christopher, has been super fast and helpful with the one bug I had and also helped me with a modification particular to my needs. Thank you!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Update 10/2:
Thank you to the developer for posting the update, I was able to install it with no issues.
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Original Comment:
I have used this add-on before, but now that I am using 70.0b2 (32-bit) it is not compatible.

May I ask when the next stable release for TB 70.x may be?

Thank you.

I will be releasing a point revision addressing an index issue. Probably within a few days. It's only a control on the max version, my basic testing shows still compatible with seventy.
we should be able to change the extensions.strict option to false but that seems to not work now.
You can download the. I just posted that removes the max for restriction.
https://github.com/thundernest/import-export-tools-ng/blob/csv-output-issue/xpi/import-export-tools-ng-4.0.5-b1-tb.xpi
Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! Thats what i looked for after knowledge about end for support for Import Export "Paolo Kaosmos"

Thanks for the review!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An incredibly useful tool. It's good to have it back in active development. I use this every single day and would like to see it integrated into TBird by default. The new developer is incredibly responsive and fixed a serious issue with importing mboxes that was really messing up my workflow. Thank you!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was about to report a malfunction. ...export, plain text = html, blah blah blah... Luckily just before sending my comment i noticed the update and... guess what.. yes! it solved the problem.

Excellent work!
In my opinion ImportExportTools NG ought to be integrated in Thunderbird by default. This is a real one-click timesaver.

Thank you gratefully for the effort you put in your projects.

This deserves a six-stars rating... Oh! it's Limited to five... Then plus five it is! ;-)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addon has helped me tremendously.

The old importexporttools addon has stopped working, this updated version allowed me to restore my system after a computer failure required new hardware and a system reinstall. That coincided with a new thunderbird release and the loss of access to all my email backups....

After (at first panicking) then installing this updated addon I was able to restore all old backup emails from my stored weekly schedule via the mbox files on my secondary hard drive.

My new system hard drive with the new thunderbird and importexporttools NG had no problems whatsoever reading the mbox file and restoring my emails in their entirety, attachments and all.

I was honstly expecting all kinds of problems but it really was a warm summer breeze getting everything back to how it was before disaster struck. A huge relief.

Thank you.

Thanks so much for the story and review!
Stories like yours are why we do what we do ;-)

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Hi, having used version 4.0.4 of the add-on with Thunderbird 68.1.0, I had the same problem that was reported recently. I tried to load 5GB of email messages that were successfully exported from WLM. But while the mail folders were created, the messages were not loaded. The export of the messages in WLM took 20min, and the import was done in a few seconds. But, as said, the messages were missing.

volker

Sorry for the problems, thanks for posting the issue. I have had to catch
several changes at once in my effort to keep both 60 and 68 compatibility.
That said, I doing my best to react quickly to issues given the importance of this extension.
Please help me understand your problem better so that I may address any bugs.

- Can you confirm your setup, OS et cetera (I am assuming Windows).
- What is the format and structure of the export for WLM , I do not use it.
- Which import options did you use?
- Did you try to import one small folder?
- Did you happen to look and see any errors in the console?

The fact that you said that the import completed twenty seconds very probably means
there was an error early on in the preparation phase.

If I open an issue in the repository can we track this issue there? This is not the place
since we have no real infrastructure/capabilities in the review section.
thanks
Christopher

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Same problem as Mark Acosta.
Exported Mails from a .pst via Outlook Viewer to .eml files and tried to import them with your addon. It just imported the folder structure but not the mails itself.
Reverted Thunderbird to 60.9.0, used the old addon and it worked.
Not trying to sh*t on your hard work, thanks a lot for trying to port the addon.
Will edit the review when the problem is fixed.

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Update 10.2019
Thanks for adressing the mentioned issues. Haven't had the chance to try your fix, but other reviews seem to confirm your fix is working. Updated the review as mentioned before.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.2). 

Can you let me know if you have had success with 4.0.4?
If there are still problems I would like to know.

Have you tried the 4.0.4 update? it should take care of both import and export issues. if it looks good it would be great update the review

TheRealStaff/Mark
Thanks for the issue report!
Unfortunately I got between unannounced deprecations with point provisions to TB.
I have a beta that addresses EML subfolder import. Prior 4.0.2 addressed attachment export.
I want to do some more regression testing then will submit. Any feedback great
I don't have Outlook currently so I export/reimport to test EML. GH beta pointer:

https://github.com/thundernest/import-export-tools-ng/blob/master/xpi/import-export-tools-ng-4.0.3-b1-tb.xpi

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I tried importing emails that I had exported from Windows Live Mail. It created the folders but no emails were imported. I tried the same thing using an earlier version of Thunderbird and ImportExportTools and that DID work. Hope you can fix this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.1). 

Mark
Can you let me know if you have had success with 4.0.4?
If there are still problems I would like to know.


have you tried the 4.0.4 update? it should take care of both import and export issues. if it looks good it would be great update the review

TheRealStaff/Mark
Thanks for the issue report!
Unfortunately I got between unannounced deprecations with point provisions to TB.
I have a beta that addresses EML subfolder import. Prior 4.0.2 addressed attachment export.
I want to do some more regression testing then will submit. Any feedback great
I don't have Outlook currently so I export/reimport to test EML. GH beta pointer:

https://github.com/thundernest/import-export-tools-ng/blob/master/xpi/import-export-tools-ng-4.0.3-b1-tb.xpi

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic add-0n for those that like to format C:\
It's the best way to save your settings.

Big thumbs up! =)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.1). 

OldMan74
I like to think I have a good sense of humor, but I am honestly trying to understand if you are having a problem and this is Snark or something else? if it's a problem I'd like to fix it.
Thanks for the clarification - I guess my sarcasm radar is Rusty ;-)
FYI upcoming version fixes attachment exports