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cleoaussie
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Post Posted January 21st, 2008, 3:04 pm

Where are the Thunderbird emails in my that are in my local folders stored on my hard drive?
I would like to be able to access these from my laptop via wireless network. Is this possible?
Where does Thunderbird store these email files? I can't seem to find them.

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Post Posted January 21st, 2008, 3:11 pm

Message files are stored in the profile folder -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Folder

Also see this link -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessing_you ... _computers

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Post Posted February 16th, 2008, 6:40 pm

Hi all,

I've sifted past the .msf, .dat files etc. expecting to find lots of individual files corresponding to each piece of mail saved, or at least that the photo attachments would be stored in a recognisable format. Instead thier all stored in one file without an extension name. How does that work? Can someone please enlighten me?


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Post Posted February 17th, 2008, 6:11 am

Messages are stored in one file per folder displayed in Thunderbird. These files have no file extension, ie. the file names do not have any extension after the name, not msf, or dat, or sbd. The file format is mbox -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbox

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