[CentOS] Transferring Thunderbird mail accounts: Windows vs. Linux

Thu Oct 26 18:52:37 UTC 2017
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 10/26/2017 12:57 PM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> One of my clients brought me his PC with Windows 7, so I can migrate it
> to Linux, e. g. CentOS 7 + KDE. So far I made a backup of all the data,
> but I wonder how I can migrate the existing Thunderbird account.
> An operation I perform quite regularly is replace an existing Linux
> system (Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, whatever) by CentOS. When Thunderbird
> is configured, I just backup the whole ~/.thunderbird directory and then
> restore it on the new installation, which usually works perfectly. Any
> idea if I do this when moving a desktop installation from Windows 7 to
> CentOS?
> Cheers,
> Niki

Should work just fine.  I was running my computer as a dual-boot with 
Windows 7 and Linux Mint for a while.  I shared the whole Thunderbird 
profile directory with both OS's.  As I recall, the only issue was that 
the Lightning calendar add-on was OS-specific and would only work on one 
of the two unless I re-installed it for whichever OS I was on at the time.

Give it a shot.  Most likely, you'll only have to re-install an add-on 
or two for the new OS.