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Old 08-08-2012, 06:07 AM   #1
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Any known way to export my mail to a not hidden file? Seamonkey 1.1.2.

Hi: I use seamonkey 1.1.2 mail client under xfce 4.4.1. I want to copy all mail kept in seamonkey to a directory where I can access it from the console. This mail must be in one of the hidden directories in ~/. If I knew the name and the mails were kept in a format readable by a text editor, then everything is fine. Else, I must rely on Seamonkey having a command to do this. But I do not find it. Any ideas?
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Do "ls -a" to see the hidden directories. Since Seamonkey is related to Mozilla/Thunderbird, I'd expect to find one of the following:

In one of these, you'll find a profile name that looks something like this: "xuxkj8y5.default". Open this directory and you'll find your mail folder.

You will not find the format particularly friendly, but it's easy enough to write a script to extract things. (Even easier to just read it with the mail client..... )
Old 08-08-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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You might try this addon for thunderbird or seamonkey. It may do just what you need:
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That's one reason why I prefer Claws mail over any of the Mozilla* suite. It has clean and simple configuration. It keeps all the mail in MH folders of your choosing as individual mails.
Old 08-08-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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I have accidentally formated the partition with my mail more than once or, maybe I'll have to kill X because the GUI hanged up, in which case I must create a new account for Seamonkey and the mail client pays my fault. So, now I'll copy that ./xoisdf63.default to a safe place and, when things go astray, I guess I can ask Seamonkey to restore my mail by doing an import or directly cp the directory to a proper place. In the worst case, I can, as you pixellany say, process the files with some software.
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I have my profile on my separate home partition and simply edit the prifile.ini file to start it instead of the default profile.
You can have as many profiles as you like...i have not lost any data in six years.


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