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[SOLVED but a new error ] HELP Thunderbird

Postby zulfikar on Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:01 pm

Don't know if this is the right place to post about Mozilla Thunderbird but I need help.

I am very knew to Thunderbird and I created two different accounts Gmail (IMAP) / Yahoo (POP3) not realizing that Yahoo does not give me IMAP support and was about to delete that account and realized that my emails are already downloaded and if I delete them then I loose them all. Does Thunderbird have something like a .pst file similar to outlook or is there anyway that I could save these emails ? Really need HELP.

What a relief Thunderbird has an option to leave messages on the server
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Re: [SOLVED ] HELP Thunderbird

Postby Arran on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:08 pm

Well, TB has in your home directory a hidden file named «.thunderbird». Included is your profile xxxxxxxx.default and the profile.ini.

0. You save (copy) the .thunderbird somewhere on your computer. Then you proceed as follows:
1. You uninstall Thunderbird (and Firefox) completely.
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# apt-get remove firefox thunderbird

2. You install the following sources:
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deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-release
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports icedove-release

3. you get the necessary gpg key:
4. You reinstall Thunderbird, but this time as Icedove and Firefox as Iceweasel. Reasons see elsewhere in this forum
5. You get the necessary gpg-Key:
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# gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 06C4AE2A

6. and inform apt through:
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# gpg --export --armor 06C4AE2A |apt-key add -

7. After this your bring the paket lists uptodate
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# apt-get update

8. Finally you install Icedove (and Iceweasel) again.
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# apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel icedove

9. Now you have to open as administrator the profile.ini under ~/.icedove and ~/.mozilla/iceweasel and change the content according of the following pattern

Original file:
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1 [General]
2 StartWithLastProfile=1

3 [Profile0]
4 Name=default
5 IsRelative=1
6 Path=yyyyyyyy.default
(your the new profilname)

Change lines 5 and 6
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1 [General]
2 StartWithLastProfile=1

3 [Profile0]
4 Name=default
5 IsRelative=1
6 Path=xxxxxxxx.default
(your alreddy existing profile name.

If everything runs smooth you have Icedove 5.0 and Iceowl 9.0.1 fully running with all your add-ons and bookmarks, etc. However you will find a few add-ons not (yet) working – as is usual with Mozilla.

If you want a good calendar, you can also install in step 8 «Iceowl» as you did not have it before, no need to do here step 9.

This method guarantees that you get all upgrades automatically, once they are in the repos.

Once running, you can delete the saved files in step 0.
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Re: [SOLVED but new error now] HELP Thunderbird

Postby zulfikar on Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:25 am

Arran wrote:Well, TB has in your home directory a hidden file named «.thunderbird». Included is your profile xxxxxxxx.default and the profile.ini.

0. You save (copy) the .thunderbird somewhere on your computer. Then you proceed as follows:
1. You uninstall Thunderbird (and Firefox) completely.
Code: Select all
# apt-get remove firefox thunderbird

2. You install the following sources:
Code: Select all
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-release
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports icedove-release

3. you get the necessary gpg key:
4. You reinstall Thunderbird, but this time as Icedove and Firefox as Iceweasel. Reasons see elsewhere in this forum
5. You get the necessary gpg-Key:
Code: Select all
# gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 06C4AE2A

6. and inform apt through:
Code: Select all
# gpg --export --armor 06C4AE2A |apt-key add -

7. After this your bring the paket lists uptodate
Code: Select all
# apt-get update

8. Finally you install Icedove (and Iceweasel) again.
Code: Select all
# apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel icedove

9. Now you have to open as administrator the profile.ini under ~/.icedove and ~/.mozilla/iceweasel and change the content according of the following pattern

Original file:
Code: Select all
1 [General]
2 StartWithLastProfile=1

3 [Profile0]
4 Name=default
5 IsRelative=1
6 Path=yyyyyyyy.default
(your the new profilname)

Change lines 5 and 6
Code: Select all
1 [General]
2 StartWithLastProfile=1

3 [Profile0]
4 Name=default
5 IsRelative=1
6 Path=xxxxxxxx.default
(your alreddy existing profile name.

If everything runs smooth you have Icedove 5.0 and Iceowl 9.0.1 fully running with all your add-ons and bookmarks, etc. However you will find a few add-ons not (yet) working – as is usual with Mozilla.

If you want a good calendar, you can also install in step 8 «Iceowl» as you did not have it before, no need to do here step 9.

This method guarantees that you get all upgrades automatically, once they are in the repos.

Once running, you can delete the saved files in step 0.



I get this error after updating according to your post.



ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:GPG error: http://mozilla.debian.net squeeze-backports Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 85A3D26506C4AE2A, W:Failed to fetch http://mozilla.debian.net/dists/squeeze ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Re: [SOLVED but new error now] HELP Thunderbird

Postby mockturtl on Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:48 am

That's apt-get complaining (step 7).
zulfikar wrote:W:GPG error: http://mozilla.debian.net squeeze-backports Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 85A3D26506C4AE2A,
Retry steps 5, 6 and post the output.

That link should contain "icedove-release." Do you have a typo ("icedove-rel") in sources.list (step 2)?
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Re: [SOLVED but a new error ] HELP Thunderbird

Postby Arran on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:26 am

@ Zulfikar: I am waiting for your response to mockturtl's answer.

But in the meantime, please do not copy full contents of previous ports, just the important part of which you have a question. Everybode ese can read the original contribution and copying makes the whole thread not really light and easily understandable. Thanks. Best way: just delete in your posting the «copy» part.
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Re: [SOLVED but a new error ] HELP Thunderbird

Postby zulfikar on Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:56 am

@ Arran,

Copy that.

Will be checking mockturtl thing and will definitely post back in some time.

@mockturti I am getting the same error when doing apt-get update.
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Re: [SOLVED but a new error ] HELP Thunderbird

Postby bigian on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:41 am

Hi all,

I have the same problem.

This is my output of steps 5 and 6

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 06C4AE2A
gpg: requesting key 06C4AE2A from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net
gpg: key 06C4AE2A: "Debian Mozilla team APT archive <pkg-mozilla-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1

gpg --export --armor 06C4AE2A |apt-key add -
OK

And that is my sources.list entry:

eb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import backport
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
deb-src http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports icedove-release
deb-src http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports icedove-release

Thanks in advance!
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