How do I backup my email so that I can import it all back in at a later time if I need to?
crp at cmc.net
Tue Jan 27 07:12:44 UTC 2009
> On 01/24/2009 02:59 PM, mark Pyles wrote:
>> Hi everyone:
>> I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 (Gnome desktop) with thunderbird 220.127.116.11. Is
>> there a way to backup all my mail and folders to be able to import them
>> back into thunderbird at a later time if needed say like to do a
>> re-install or if the computer runs a muck? Thanks.
> Yes. Just copy your .thunderbird folder to whatever
> medium/partition/drive/usb-stick that you wish.
Close, but that gets a bit more than just your mail, and it's actually
/.mozilla-thunderbird not just /.thunderbird.
NoOp's method will likely get things like your user profile and address
book along with your mail. To backup *just* your email copy the
following folder to another location.
The numbers in the second to last folder may vary for your installation.
I used this method to import my Thunderbird email from the Windows side
of my box to my Ubuntu installation of Thunderbird. This resulted in a
flawless import of my mail, but missed my address book, which took me
quite a while to rebuild. Oh well, live and learn. 8-)
It does make sense to grab the whole thing as NoOp says to do, as you
will most likely also want your profile and address book when you
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