Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote: <snip> >> 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.