Moving e-mails & Addresses.

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Moving e-mails & Addresses.

Postby mipcar on Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:14 pm

I want to take copies of e-mails and mail addresses residing on Thunderbird on my Linux machine.
Will I find a file under a recognizable name that contains them and then be able to transfer them to a USB stick?

Since re-setting my wireless router I can no longer get online with my Linux machine. I'll get that sorted but more immediately in time need the addresses and e-mails.

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Re: Moving e-mails & Addresses.

Postby DataMan on Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:37 pm

To off-load your addresses from T-Bird:

Tools -> Addresses -> Tools ->Export

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Re: Moving e-mails & Addresses.

Postby mipcar on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:10 pm

Thanks D man.

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Re: Moving e-mails & Addresses.

Postby rivenought on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:44 pm

Also, if you want to take everything with you, there is a hidden .mozilla-thunderbird folder you might like to copy. I t will have your preferences, addresses, email accounts, and emails in it.
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Re: Moving e-mails & Addresses.

Postby mipcar on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:05 pm

rivenought wrote:Also, if you want to take everything with you, there is a hidden .mozilla-thunderbird folder you might like to copy. I t will have your preferences, addresses, email accounts, and emails in it.


So is that a lesson for me,, to find it.. lol.. If it's hidden , where might I look? :shock:

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Re: Moving e-mails & Addresses.

Postby rivenought on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:30 pm

Open your /home folder. You are now in Nautilus / File manager. Click on View and then Show Hidden Files (Ctrl+H). You will then see all the hidden settings for your applications. You can find your way around in there at this point. Have fun.
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