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Re: Saving Tbird e-mail files? -

On 12/17/2009 08:29 PM, Mail Lists wrote:
> On 12/17/2009 04:33 PM, Bob Goodwin 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
>>    reinstall Thunderbirds,
>    WHile you can usually re-use your .thunderbird directory, one should
> never save any email in thunderbird local format in my view. I use TB
> coz I still thinks its the best of a bunch.
>    A far, far better way than using local TB storage, is to simply run a
> local imap server (dovecot works really well) and use that. The major
> advantages are
>     (i) You are now essentially indifferent to what mail client you use
> - and its simple quick to change between different mail clients.
>     (ii) TB local storage (mbox format) was designed in the 70's ... and
> it has long since been replaced by far far safer, faster and superior
> formats.
>      mbox format is a single large file - so if you delete a message in
> the middle, it doesn't actually delete it (too slow) until you
> "compress" it. Using a modern format (like maildir++) never needs
> compression and the risk of corruption is gone.
>    [MS outmook uses a similar approach - and they have similar problems
> - corrupted mail files. There is a small cottage industry of repair
> programs which attempt to recover mails from a corrpted outlook.pst file! ]
>   And remember to turn off GLODA too in tb 3 or you're in for all kinds
> of gigabyte files and slow to start and run tb.

What is GLODA and where does one look to turn it off?

>  good luck!

Kevin J. Cummings
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