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I have installed the Thunderbird email client and think that the mails are being stored in the files Inbox and Inbox.msf. Is it possible to convert the Inbox and Inbox.msf files into individual files?

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You can save all emails to .eml files via the File dialog. – Martin Ueding Aug 31 '12 at 21:06
I think you have to do that on each email. I want to operate on the entire Inbox file – user36410 Aug 31 '12 at 21:12
You can select multiple emails and select “Save as” – Martin Ueding Sep 1 '12 at 15:04
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You can install and use "ImportExportTools" Thunderbird extension (add on). You can mass-export email folders in individual eml files or other. See detailed info in

If you need to export your folders in other email client, details are in

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