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obvious_ron

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Post Posted November 15th, 2003, 9:10 pm

I tried following the profile migration instructions from the <a href="http://texturizer.net/thunderbird/faq.html#q2.2">Thunderbird help site</a>, but all that got transferred were my mail settings and not my mail messages. Is there a way to transfer saved e-mail from Mozilla into Thunderbird?

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 11:44 am

By default, I believe both programs keep the actual mail files in your individual profile areas.

Find your Moz profile (typically for Windows XT C:\Documents and Settings\{Windows user name}\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\{Moz profile name}\XXXXXXXX.slt)

Copy the entire Mail folder found in the XXXXXXXX.slt folder to your TB profile (typically for Windows XT C:\Documents and Settings\{Windows user name}\Application Data\Phoenix\Profiles\{TB profile name}\XXXXXXXX.slt)

This should copy all your mail filters well as your messages and file structure.
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Post Posted November 17th, 2003, 8:14 pm

I got my profile settings and mail messages transferred from Mozilla to Thunderbird. There must've been an extra step I didn't do the first time. Maybe I didn't change the prefs.js file settings right or something.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2003, 11:23 am

This migration path is for the birds ;-) How about letting Fire- & Thunderbird read directly from the .mozilla directory? If that doesn't work, how about a migration script and/or a clean script.

If I'm going to migrate, I have to do this for me, my wife, my kids on my home computer, my office computer and at work. This is a bit much work. (OK my kids don't use the computer at work, but you get the idea.

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