[ubuntu-za] Migrating from vista to Ubuntu
plettpc at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 12:42:03 BST 2009
Bruno Mondego wrote:
> what im still doubtfull, is, does any mail program under ubuntu (evolution,
> thinderbird,etc) can import the files from windows mail? i've attached a
> sample message that it "exports" in order to backup and "import"back to the
> program again some other time. if someone can please test and see if you
> import the messages and contact to one of your email programs.
Aside from the link explaining Backups, Here's a short explanation.
Option 1: Firstly DL and install thunderbird onto your Windows
Install and it'll ask u to import all your Outlook settings and
messages, check if this is indeed done.
Locate the profiles folder C:/programfiles/thunderbird/profiles
Copy this entire folder to a memory stick. this is your entire backup
When U load linux, DL the thunderbird Linux version and install.
Locate the profile dir in .mozillathunderbird folder in your home
directory , copy your profile into it, U might have to rename it to the
existing profile name.
Open thunderbird, ALL should just work.
Option 2: If you are dual booting, U can point your linux thunderbird
store to the windows folder, Saves space and ensures mails are updated
on both sides.
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