User Help for Mozilla Thunderbird
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Is there a simple way of copying email in the Inbox to an external hard drive. Is it possible to copy an Inbox folder to an external hard drive. Thanks.
There are a couple of ways to accomplish what you seek, but which is most appropriate depends on what you want to do with the messages - backup purposes? Moving your profile to another drive? Something else?
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Try this extension http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html
This will let you save messages in a variety of formats.....
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SKopischke, I wish to copy them as a precaution against my computer crashing.
steviex. Thanks, but that is completely incomprehensible.
I have just noticed that if I highlight a message then in File go to Save as, I can then save it to my external hard drive. However, I can only re-open it with Outlook Express.
Thanks everyone. It all seems very complicated.
If you save it as .eml, you should be able to open it with Thunderbird as well and re-import it again using the ImportExportTools extension to which steviex already gave a link too.
The ImportExport extension was too complicated. I Saved as an eml., but it will still only open in Outlook Express.
It is a pity that Outlook Express appears to be easier to use than Thunderbird in this respect. Perhaps the designers of the programme will address this significant problem in future versions.
A Healthy and Peaceful New Year to everyone.
The ImportExportTools extension is no more complicated than other add-ons. And add-ons are one of the advantages of Thunderbird (and Firefox).
That is a start.
Right-click, select "Open with" and select Thunderbird.
Thunderbird is at least as easy as Outlook Express, but just a bit different (and way more powerfull).
For you this may seem a significant problem, for others it isn't (and the developers have better things to worry about).
And to you too.
Thanks for the perseverance. Hurrah, I can now do it. I downloaded the latest version of Thunderbird (mine was four years old. I right click, it gave the option of choosing a programme to open with. Clicked on Thunderbird and everything is just dandy.
I hope this is a good omen for the new year!
Four years old? That must have been version 0.7 or something like that (and high time to upgrade).
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