[CentOS] OT: Migration from Evolution to Thunderbird (Thunderbird
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Thu Sep 4 15:04:52 UTC 2008
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> The Thunderbird documentation says that it uses mbox files, but if so,
>> where_are_they? Here's what it says:
>>> (Inbox, Sent, etc.) is stored as two files — one with no extension
>>> (e.g. INBOX), which is the mail file itself (in "mbox" format), and
>>> one with an .msf extension (e.g. INBOX.msf), which is the index (Mail
>>> Summary File) to the mail file. Tell the other program to import mail
>>> from the file with no extension.
>> and I cannot find the mbox files....
>> If someone on the list can point me to where the mbox files for
>> Thunderbird on Linux are located, that will be much appreciated. I do
>> not want to migrate from Evolution to Thunderbird, unless my email
>> will continue to be in the mbox format, in case I eventually decide to
>> migrate from Thunderbird, to another MUA. TIA!
> look under $HOME/.mozilla* (if you see a funny dirname, that name is a
> profile id. chdir to ...).
The data for Firefox is located in .mozilla The mbox files for
Thunderbird are supposed to be in .thunderbird but I cannot find them there.
> The simplest way to migrate is to setup a local IMAP server, create an
> account on both evolution and TB. then copy your old mail to the imap
> server from one mailer, and get it from imap to the second mailer. may
> take time if you have a large mailbox, but this way you don't have to
> convert files (or even find them).
My email is on gmail.com IMAP and yes, I could start over with
Thunderbird by downloading everything into Thunderbird from the IMAP
The problem is that if I ever want to migrate from Thunderbird, I want
to be sure that I know where the mbox files are located and at this
time, I cannot find the mbox files.
The documentation on the Thunderbird support site is not showing what I
am seeing on my Desktop box. Possibly I should post this on a
Thunderbird mailing list, because their documentation shows something
that is not correct?
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