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Old 01-18-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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How to backup my mails in Thunderbird?

Running Thunderbird 1.0.7 on my Debian Etch.

Now, how do I backup all my mails? Im planning to use the backup on another desktop using Thunderbird 1.0.7 as well.

If there is a solution that includes backing up from thunderbird, to evolution it would be cool

Sincerely, Jørgen
Old 01-18-2006, 12:19 PM   #2
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Your email will be stored in your profile folder (it should be something like ~/.thunderbird/<some random string>/). In your profile folder, there'll be one called Mail and in there will be folders for each account you have. The emails themselves will be in the file called "Inbox".

So basically, backup your profile folder. Also see MozillaZine's Knowledge Base, where you'll be able to find several articles on moving your profile folder, so you can import your mail (edit: to Thunderbird/Mozilla. This stuff isn't applicable to Evolution and I'm not sure how you'd go about that).

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