Thunderbird has an Export feature, that doesn't offer export to a specified folder?
But the thunderbird mail forlder, holds all your mail. So by copying the mail folder (windows/app data/mozilla/thunderb/xxxxxx.default - not exact path but and idea) and overwriting the Mail folder in ubuntu (/home/username/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxxxxx.default/mail) should copy you emails over and thunderbird should hold them.
But it doesn't work like that. I copyied the mail folder over
Windows ME box, to my OCZ jump drive to the linux box
copy command like this
cp -R /media/oczRally2/Mail /home/ubuntu/.mozilla-thunderbird/id892jdd.default/
Worked like a charm, bam open thunderbird, no emails are there.
The email files are identical in linux and windows (.mbox)
Anyone have any ideas. The original emails are in thunderbird on windows, and we need to get them on the new ubuntu install, off the new dell inspiron desktop.
I'm not the end user, but the tech guy thats helping them out.