How do I backup my email so that I can import it all back in at a later time if I need to?
shizzlecash at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 04:55:22 UTC 2009
On Jan 24, 2009, at 5:22 PM, Gregor Grüner wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Thunderbird stores the e-mails and profile settings in a special
> directory under /home/user/.thunderbird/ or ~/.thunderbird
> directory. All you have to do is backup this directory.
Newer versions of Thunderbird store mail under .mozilla-thunderbird in
your home directory. I would recommend regularly backing that
directory up. You could use tar + gzip (or bzip2) to keep the file
size smaller. Example: 'tar -zcf thunderbird_mail.tar.gz .mozilla-
thunderbird' in your home directory.
>> Hi everyone:
>> I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 (Gnome desktop) with thunderbird 22.214.171.124. Is
>> there a way to backup all my mail and folders to be able to import
>> back into thunderbird at a later time if needed say like to do a
>> re-install or if the computer runs a muck? Thanks.
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