Re: T-bird pop mail files -

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On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 12:36 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> On 25/06/10 12:15, Craig White wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 12:05 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> >    
> >> It seems I ask this question after every new Fedora release. How do
> >>      I go about transferring my Thunderbird pop mail files from this F-12
> >>      computer to a second computer running F-13.
> > your emails are all undoubtedly stored in a subdirectory
> > titled .thunderbird (note the dot makes it invisible to many things) and
> > inside a generated profile directory but you could actually copy the
> > entire directory if you wish. For example, on my system...
> >
> >   .thunderbird/3cdy05wk.default/Mail/
> >
> > the 3cdy05wk.default is the generated profile directory and my Mail is
> > actually inside the Mail directory
> >
> > Personally, I have found it more advantageous to run my own mail server
> > and even run fetchmail to get the mail from various pop accounts, filter
> > it, and then run an IMAP server so I see the same e-mail regardless of
> > which computer I use in my house. That is a bit more ambitious but
> > definitely a better solution for accessing email from multiple
> > computers.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> >    
>     And what is the proper command to accomplish this?
>     There are a number of sub directories  under :
>         /home/bobg/.thunderbird/5d6oa34m.default/Mail/
>     I never seem to get that right. If I could replace everything in the
>     new system it seems it should work but apparently I keep making the
>     same mistakes.
as your regular user (I presume bobg) on the new computer...

Quit all running instances of Thunderbird

cd ~
mv .thunderbird .thunderbird-bak
scp -r [email protected]_COMPUTER:/home/bobg/.thunderbird .

Then you should be able to run thunderbird with everything copied


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