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Old 08-29-2007, 03:15 AM   #1
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thunderbird + importing mail , settings and address book

Hi all,

I have reinstalled my machine, i have backed up my home directory but i forgot that i was having a pop account i didnt backup my mails.

But i found a .thunderbird directory in my home directory with an adressbook.mab file and ujzg5ipm.default with directory Mail and in it a file Inbox, is there a way that i can import these mails.

I am using thunderbird and i want to import my settings to another thunderbird mail client itself,

i tried the import link but it gives me an option to only to import mails from Comunicator,
i also tried to import the addressbook that also failed.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by aeby; 08-29-2007 at 03:29 AM.
Old 08-29-2007, 11:29 AM   #2
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In the .thunderbird folder edit profiles.ini to reflect your old installation (ujzg5ipm.default):


Im pretty sure this worked for me in the past
Old 08-30-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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Hi mickza,
that helped thanks a lot i got all my mails.


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