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dpp777 06-05-2004 12:48 PM

backing up email in Thunderbird
Hello. I'm running thunderbird .2 on suse 8.1 professional. I'm getting ready to do an upgrade of the os, and since I have a tendency to screw these things up I thought It'd be best to back up everything. However, I can't seem to find where the email is stored. Can anyone give me a pointer to where I can go to back up my email so I can burn it onto a cd? TIA!

Andrew Benton 06-05-2004 04:09 PM

It's in your profile, in the hidden folder .thunderbird in your home folder. ~/.thunderbird/default/random.slt/Mail/
If I were you I'd save the whole .thunderbird folder then you get your address book (abook.mab) and everything.

dpp777 06-06-2004 10:49 PM

Thank you!!!!!! That did the trick!! i was going through all the hiddens in the thunderbird0.2 directory, it never occured to me to look a level above that in my default home! Thanks again!!!

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