[CentOS] OT: Migration from Evolution to Thunderbird (Thunderbird mbox files)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 15:21:45 UTC 2008


Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
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>> If someone on the list can point me to where the mbox files for 
>> Thunderbird on Linux are located, that will be much appreciated. 
> 
> You didn't tell us where you're looking, so I can't be sure... But I 
> suspect you're looking in the right place.

I am trying to find the mbox files in .thunderbird which is where the 
Thunderbird help documentation says they should be.

> However with IMAP the mail can stay on the server, so unless you tell 
> your MUA to download a copy locally you only see index files.

With the Evolution MUA, also using IMAP on gmail.com the mbox files are 
easily seen. in .evolution

I suspect that I should post on a Thunderbird mailing list and ask where 
the mbox files are located on my Desktop, or, if using IMAP, as I am, 
there are no mbox files on my Desktop. Probably it's one or the other.


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