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Old 05-13-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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Thunderbird and restoring mail


I am using Thunderbird and I backed up my mail directory under ~/example/.thunderbird/XXXX.default/Mail
I had to reinstall a newer Thunderbird because of some software issues and now I am having trouble restoring my old mail to the new thunderbird. I have tried to open saved messages and that doesnt work. Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-13-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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copy that mail directory to ~/.thunderbird/XXX.default/Mail
Overwrite the fresh new blank directory.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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You are the man!
 
Old 05-14-2006, 05:02 AM   #4
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You are the man!
How do you mean?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 10:08 AM   #5
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It is American English slang meaning you know your stuff.
 
  


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