There are cases when we want to Sync e-mail accounts between our computers. So, here are the steps which will help you shift your e-mail box from one computer to another computer of yours.
Instructions for ThunderBird : Terence Chang has given good description including images on how to Sync ThunderBird Profiles between two computers. This will also move the plug-ins which you may have installed in ThunderBird. So, you don’t have to worry about that too!
Instructions for Microsoft Outlook :
1. Export the Mailbox File from MS Outlook : Click on File -> Import and Export -> Select Export to a file -> Click Next -> Select Personal Folder File (.pst) -> Click Next -> Select Personal Folders in the tree (Top on the list) -> Tick Include Sub Folders –> Click Next -> Select the location where the back needs to be saved (most likely Desktop) -> Click Finish.
Here are the Step by step images for the exporting of PST file :
2. Move the file to other computer : Move the backed up file to the other computer either using the CD or DVD. If you have lots and lots of e-mails in outlook then the file size can be huge. So you may need a DVD too.
3. Import the Mailbox file in Outlook : Click on File -> Import and Export -> Select Import from another program or File -> Click Next -> Select Personal Folder File (.pst) -> Click Next -> Locate the Backup file -> Click Next -> Click Finish.
Here are the images for the step by step instructions :
This will import each and everything in the outlook of your other computer. It will import, Contact, Inbox items, Calendar and all those things which are under personal folders.