Re: T-bird pop mail files -

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On 25/06/10 12:41, Craig White wrote:
> 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
> Craig

    I am still doing something wrong. I first did:

        [[email protected] ~]$ mv .thunderbird .thunderbird-bak

    And then:

        [[email protected] ~]$ scp -r [email protected]/home/bobg/.thunderbird
        usage: scp [-1246BCpqrv] [-c cipher] [-F ssh_config] [-i
                    [-l limit] [-o ssh_option] [-P port] [-S program]
                    [[[email protected]]host1:]file1 ... [[[email protected]]host2:]file2

    I thought it would ask for a password but instead I get error messages?


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