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Old 11-29-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
njschroe
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Mozilla Mail on SuSE 9.1 Pro


Does anyone know where I can find the backup versions of the messages that I store in this e-mail program? I need to make sure that I am backing up my e-mails and that I know how to restore them if my system would crash.

Right now, I can't find where they are located on my system. Are they in my home directory somewhere?

I am hoping there is a SuSE user out there somewhere who can help me find these files.

Thanks in advance

 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #2
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Usually the mail is stored in your profile folder. This should be in /home/<user>/.mozilla/default/<something cryptic>/Mail

If you have multiple profiles you may need to substitute 'default' by the username.

The mail is stored in a textfile with the name of the folder without extension. It should be sufficient to save this file, but to be safe, you should also save the *.msf
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thanks, I found the folders just as you described. However, I am not sure how to restore them if I would need to. I know that there is an Import command in the tools menu of Mozilla, but it will only allow me to import files from Communicator 4.x, and I don't even know what that is. Surely there is a way to import backed up Mozilla files into Mozilla. I must just be missing something here. I am sure the process can't be that difficult.

I am just trying to figure this out, because I use this E-mail program for work, and if something should ever happen to my computer I want to be able to load up a new version of Mozilla and restore all of my old messages. I have a lot of important information in those messages, so any additional assistance anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:44 AM   #4
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I am not sure what you are planning to do. It should be possible to copy the files back into the Mail directory in case you've lost the original files.

When I moved from Windows to Linux, I simply copied the whole directory to the Linux computer and specified this directory as 'Local Mail' (or 'Local Folder', I don't know the english expression) using the 'Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings'.

It is even possible to share the same folder between Windows and Linux.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:38 AM   #5
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I think I see what you are saying and it makes sense. I knew there had to be a simple explanation.

Thanks again
 
  


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