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Post Posted February 15th, 2016, 4:37 pm

I hope I am OK posting about Fossamail in the Thunderbird forum, if not please delete this post.
I just wondered how many people here have or do use Fossamail and what they think of it.
I've heard that Thunderbird isn't going to be developed and wondered if Fossamail is worth a try.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2016, 8:26 am

You heard wrong . Thunderbird is still a Mozilla project, but new development and bug fixing is now being done by the community instead of by Mozilla. See viewtopic.php?f=39&t=366405 and viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2976617 for more information.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Email_clients ... hunderbird

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Post Posted February 16th, 2016, 10:01 am

Thanks very much for that tanstaafl, that's good to know.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2016, 3:11 pm

FFman wrote:Thanks very much for that tanstaafl, that's good to know.

In fact we're kicking ass on the development front.
As for shipping, I just built 38.6.0 last week. This week we build another version 45 beta.

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Post Posted February 16th, 2016, 4:12 pm

Excellent.

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Post Posted July 20th, 2016, 7:14 am

I recently panicked after hearing Thunderbird was being abandoned and switched to Fossamail. Now I know this to be untrue, could you please tell me if it is possible to Import my profile/address book from Fossamail back into Thunderbird? Fossamail has a separate program which imports Thunderbird profiles into it. Is there an equivalent program that will import profiles back into Thunderbird from Fossamail?
Thanks
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Post Posted July 20th, 2016, 1:51 pm

Not that I'm aware of. Try moving it normally per http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_your_p ... hunderbird . I suspect Fossamail just uses it own copy of profiles.ini and a different default profiles directory to keep thier profiles separate, and the same files are used in profiles. If that doesn't work only then would I import folders using the ImportExportTools add-on (see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_folders ) and copy address books per http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_addres ... n_profiles

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Post Posted July 21st, 2016, 8:39 am

Problem solved in a round about way. I had already setup my 2 accounts and my wife's 2 accounts in Thunderbird, but was concerned about loosing the address books especially my wife's. All I had to do was export the Fossamail address book in LDIF format and import it into Thunderbird. Don't know why I didn't do that in the first place. DOH!

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