Best way to backup Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Scott Nelson, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Scott Nelson

    Scott Nelson Guest

    What is the best way to backup Thunderbird email and settings? Is there
    some third party software or a way to do it within the program itself?

    Scott Nelson, Jun 7, 2005
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    Erik Guest

    Personally, I just back up my profile directory (C:\Documents and
    Settings\Smith\Application Data\Thunderbird) and don't worry about the
    programs/extensions. I just zip it up [make sure you are out of the
    application for best results] (and then encrypt it with gpg of course
    ;-) and put it in a safe location (web server, burnt CD, etc.)
    Erik, Jun 7, 2005
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    Dave Garrett Guest

    Dave Garrett, Jun 7, 2005
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    remote Guest

    I wasn't even aware of the need to backup and I lost all my emails when
    I changed my ISP and deleted its account. All emails generated under
    that account were apparently lost. Do you know of a way to go back and
    find them without having to remember the old ISP names and passwords?
    remote, Jun 8, 2005
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    Doug G Guest

    In my experience Mozilla doesn't delete the Mail\ folder
    of an account that is removed via Tools > Account Settings. Look on
    your hard drive for a folder named after the old ISP's mail server. If
    you find it, close Thunderbird, rename the extensionless files in the
    folder and move them to the profile's Local Folders folder. The folders
    represented by the files should appear in TB when the program is restarted.
    Doug G, Jun 8, 2005
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    remote Guest

    Sounds good, thanks Doug.
    remote, Jun 9, 2005
  7. Scott Nelson

    tech geek

    Mar 20, 2009
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    may be Mozbackup do the task, but i prefer manual backup

    i am using thunderbird with lightning and i will take backups now and then whenever i change my system and i prefer manual is best and easy way of doing it without a single error
    tech geek, Mar 20, 2009
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