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Old 05-04-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 12.04/Thunderbird - Migrate Thunderbird Email & Settings

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04; dual booting with Windows XP Home. I have Thunderbird v12.0.1 installed on Windows XP. However, Ubuntu Thunderbird is till on v11.x. How do I migrate my Windows XP Thunderbird emails and settings to the new Thunderbird in Ubuntu? Please be specific as I am NOT yet confortable with Ubuntu! Be kind Thanks.
Old 05-04-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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If you want the latest Thunderbird in Ubuntu open up terminal and type the following (copy and paste from here if you want)

sudo apt-get update
type your password there when prompted to, then after is done doing its thing type

sudo apt-get upgrade
let it finish and I then open Thunderbird and it should have the latest on it. Try that and if it doesnt work report back and we can figure out another way.

For the migration here a thread with a similar question
Good luck to you!

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Hi TroN-0074 .... thanks for a response. However, you didn't really answer my primary question. How do I migrate my Windows Thunderbird emails into the Ubuntu Thunderbird?
Old 05-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Sorry TroN-0074 ... my bad !! I didn't completely read your response. My apologizes. Again, thanks for the response.


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