How do I backup my email so that I can import it all back in at a later time if I need to?
markfpyles at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 04:19:21 UTC 2009
Ray Parrish wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> Mail & News will contain the bulk of a folder, so I've found that it's
>>> just as easier (and wiser) to just backup the whole thing. That way if
>>> you need to restore, all of your profiles settings, extensions/add-ons,
>>> etc., are restored as well. Plus, if you only want to just put back the
>>> mail bits, you can easily just pull that folder from the backup and plug
>>> it in.
>> also worth noting that the OP's original question was to transfer
>> Thunderbird from one machine/os to the other (unless I got my threads
>> crossed again.), in which case, backing up it's whole directory is the
>> way to go. Your Spam/Ham file (I forget what file it is) is itself
>> probably one of the most important files to backup besides your actual
>> mail/address book, but so easy to overlook.
> I'm pretty sure that it's in the Mail folder somewhere, as when I
> brought my mail in from Windows, I didn't have to retrain the spam
> filters in Ubuntu's Thunderbird.
> Later, Ray Parrish
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