Export Outlook .pst files to Mac Thunderbird

So, to export files from Outlook’s .pst format to Thunderbird on the Mac, you can

  1. Buy a copy of emailchemy
  2. Run emailchemy on the .pst file
  3. Extract the resulting file from the folder hierarchy created by emailchemy
  4. Quit Thunderbird if you haven’t already
  5. Copy the file generated by emailchemy (it’s just a text file containing multiple e-mail messages) into /Users/yourusername/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/blah.default/Mail/Local folders/

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