Archive in Thunderbird

Orjan Sinclair o.sinclair at
Wed Oct 4 04:33:02 UTC 2006

Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 October 2006 1:56 am, Gunner wrote:
>> I use backupmanager for that. it's easy to set up, supports ssh, ftp, rsync
>> and
>> has a sceduler for setting up when to do what.
>> Not specific for tunderbird, though...
>> /gunner
>>>>     how can i archive in thunderbird any one can help me???
> What you want to do is take old email and save it offline for retrieval in the 
> future if you want to.  I'm not sure why Archiving email was not understood 
> but that's a technical description.
> I would like to know a fast way to do that with Kmail as well.
> Every email package ought to have a way to save off old email, say anything 
> older than 90 days, to an "Archive" package or whatever, so that can be 
> burned to CD or just left on the drive.  However, once archived it would not 
> be in the live email directories or Databases.  If you have ever used 
> GroupWise its called an "Archive" because it essentially is the same 
> directory and db structure as the live system.  I believe Outlook uses 
> a ".pst" file, and Lotus Notes uses a "local" database.
I just basically want to second the above. Archiving to me in this case 
means removing from active use email that are older than a specified age 
and storing it separately somewhere. I would love to see that in Kmail. 
Did anyone say "plugins"? What happened to plugin writing?


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