Thanks for your response. I have set up the TEST account and copied the Inbox. I have done the 'rebuild index' thing.
When I go to Account Settings and Server Settings I can see the TEST folder displayed as the Local Folder but when I choose 'browse' the files are greyed out. I have tried right-clicking 'Local Folders' and choosing 'import all emails from a folder' but when I open the TEST folder the files are greyed out.
I JUST GOT THEM - I clicked on tools, then 'Import/Export in mbox/eml format' and followed the trail to my XP folder. In Thunderbird there is now a second inbox button under the normal one and I can see all my older emails in the original format. It was very easy (after I had done it).
Last edited by rrsc16954; 03-18-2008 at 03:47 PM.