Tbird: Copying email filters to another account

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Tom Allen, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Tom Allen

    Tom Allen Guest

    I've been using TB1.5 with a whole gang of email filters, diverting mail
    to various folders. I now have a second email account that I've added,
    and I'd like to copy all of these filters - that is, duplicate them - to
    act with the new account. I can't find any easy way to do this - will I
    have to recreate them for the new account?

    Tom Allen, Mar 7, 2006
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  2. Tom Allen

    Doug G Guest

    While TB is closed, copy the msgFilterRules.dat file in the old
    account's Mail subfolder to the new account's subfolder.

    If both mail accounts are from the same ISP, your profile's Mail folder
    will have subfolders named something like mail.sbc.net and mail.sbc.net-1.

    Default Mozilla profile folder locations:
    Doug G, Mar 7, 2006
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  3. Tom Allen

    Tom Allen Guest

    Excellent - now I learned something!

    Thanks Doug.
    Tom Allen, Mar 8, 2006
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