On 12/17/2009 10:33 PM, fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:
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
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.
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