Open MMEx on your computer. Go to the Address Book Icon on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Figure 1: The MMEx Address Book Icon
On the Address Book page you can limit the addresses you wish to display by region or by category. Once you have narrowed down the addresses you wish to export (don't narrow your search if you wish to export all the addresses in the system), move to the bottom of the screen and under the Export Current List to File option, select Thunderbird from the drop down list. Click on the Export Now button.
Figure 2: The Export Now button on the MMEx Address Book Page
A dialogue box will then appear. Select the Save to disk option then click OK. The Export file will then be saved on your Desktop as a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file in Excel.
Figure 3: The export dialogue box in MMEx
Open your copy of Thunderbird and select the Address Book icon. From the Menu toolbar of the Address Book, select Tools and then the Import option (see figure 4).
In the Import Wizard select the Address Book option and then click Next >.
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In the Import Option box, select the Text file option and click Next >.
Figure 6: Import a File Box in Thunderbird
In the select address book file box, locate the MMEx file. Your Address book file should have been saved by MMEx to the Desktop Icon from the left hand side of the screen or from the drop down menu at the top of the screen. Insert the file from the Desktop option. Click on the Comma Separated (CSV) option in the right hand corner of the screen and then click on the Open button.
Figure 7: Selecting the file to import into Thunderbird
You must now map the fields from MMEx to the address fields in Thunderbird. Thunderbird provides you with two lists of fields. The left hand side shows the Thunderbird Address Fields. And the right hand side show the fields you are importing from MMEx. You can move elements of the Thunderbird column up and down to match the fields in the MMEx import column (see Figure 8). Once you have matched your columns, click on OK. The import will now begin.
Figure 8: Matching Thunderbird and MMEx Address Fields
Once the import is complete, Thunderbird will provide you with a success report. Press Finish. The MMEx Address List will appear as a subset of the address book in Thunderbird. (see figure 9). If you wish to re-import the MMEx list at a later date due to its expansion, or because of changes to details, simply delete the MMEx address book in Thunderbird, by highlighting it in the Address book column and selecting the delete option, then repeat the procedure outlined above.
Figure 9: The Imported MMEx Address Book in Thunderbird