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Protonmail Import-Export app: Export and Import mails

I installed Protonmail Import-Export app on Arch Linux:

Then, I migrated emails to a newer account with the app. Here are some screenshots about it.

Start view

There is no account. What to do first is add an account.

Start view

Add an account

Click "Add account" at top-right corner. Verification will be required.




Export / Import menus

Now ready for exporting/importing emails in Protonmail.

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Export mails

With an older account, I exported emails as .mbox. Well, .eml is also supported.

Export emails

Import mails

With a newer account, I imported them. I chose "Import local files":

Import emails options

Besides, if you have multiple accounts both of whose subscriptions are greater than free, you can directly "Import from account".

I selected .mbox files exported beforehand:

Select files

Thus, I recreated my account and succeeded in migrating emails.

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liana flament

Manual process for importing EML archives to ProtonMail using the import/export tools:

  • Export your EML archives from your current email client. The specific steps will vary depending on the client you are using.
  • Download and install the ProtonMail Import/Export app.
  • Open the ProtonMail Import/Export app and log in to your ProtonMail account.
  • Click the Import local files button.
  • Select the folder on your computer where your EML archives are stored.
  • Click the Import button.

The ProtonMail Import/Export app will import your EML archives into your ProtonMail account. You can select which folder in your ProtonMail account you want to import the emails to, and you can also choose to apply a label to the imported emails. The manual method is a little tricky and time-consuming process. I suggest importing EML to PST by Mailvita Software. This application supports all email clients of EML files such as Windows Live Mail, ProtonMail, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Outlook Express, etc. You can easily Import and Export a ProtonMail Account.