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Re: Saving Tbird e-mail files?

On 12/17/2009 10:33 PM, fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:
Saving Tbird e-mail files? -
Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin wildblue net>
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:33:06 -0500
Fedora-list <fedora-list redhat com>

   There must be a way to save/export/import Thunderbirds email files
   when going from F-11 to F-12! I have never been able to do this
   despite suggestions to simply move the Thunderbirds "Mail" files.
   Every six months or so I lose all the mail when I upgrade Fedora and
   reinstall Thunderbirds,

   I usually have two Fedora computers as is the case now. I would like
   to move the mail from the F-11 box to the new F-12 installation on a
   second computer. The Thunderbirds mail import function looks for
   something in "Communicator 4x" or some such thing but is very
   inflexible. "Communicator 4x" doesn't exist on any of my computers!

   Is there  a known working procedure to accomplish this. I routinely
   transfer files between them via sftp and nfs. But those mail files
   defy all my attempts.

   Any help appreciated.


Hi Bob,

If you use Dolphin as file manager, turn on (under View) Show Hidden Files for your Home directory.  Then you'll see .thunderbird which contains everything you ever did with TBird. copy the .thunderbird to your new machine/installation & - as the old english saying has it - "Bob's your uncle"!

To do the same for Firefox, you'd need to copy the .mozilla directory.

Hope that helps


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