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Old 09-24-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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Saving email


I'm using Thunderbird for email, does anyone know how to backup email without saving each single email which seems to be the only way I now how>

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Old 09-25-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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I don't use thunderbird myself, but mozilla mail which is I think similar. All the email for mozilla AFAIK is stored in the users home directory, this is probably

~/.mozilla/thunderbird
~/.thunderbird

If you can't find the files, then when you recieve a new mail do a search for recently touch files, i.e. you could type the following in a shell to find all files in your home directory created in the last five minutes.

find ~ -mmin -5 -not -type d

Once you have identified the file(s), then simply copy these into your archive. They are probably in a standard file format called 'mbox' which a variety of email tools can read.
 
  


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