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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:22 AM

In the near future, my partner and I will be living in separate places of abode.
Therefore, my partners Email address (which is currently managed by Outlook Express), will cease to exist.
I need to arrange something whereby, when she sets up her new email address,the contents of her email folders are able to be transferred to that new email address....
I have this thought in the back of my mind that I can do this with Thunderbird....if I install Thunderbird on her PC, now... and then back up the files and folders using the information here......http://email.about.com/od/mozillathunderbirdtips/qt/et_backup_prof.htm........establish a new email address, when that time comes.....and then restore the Thunderbird files/profile etc, from the backup.
or.....am I just having a daydream....could it be that simple?
Need some input here. I want to be sure I have not missed the bleepin obvious.....I dont want to lose all that she has.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

For what it is worth, I backup My Thunderbird and Firefox with MozBackup http://download.cnet.com/MozBackup/3000-2242_4-10260383.html

As great as it is to have tools such as Firefox and Thunderbird, backing them up can be a tedious process. MozBackup is a tiny program that makes saving and restoring all your bookmarks, extensions, and other personal settings a streamlined and stress-free experience.

The program works with Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and Netscape on Windows platforms. It doesn't work with Firefox Portable, Sunbird, Songbird, or Flock, but for standard Windows iterations of the programs in the Mozilla suite, it's almost silly to not use this program.

Close the program you want to back up, then run

I used MozBackup recently to move all my Thunderbird email and settings and Firefox favorites etc. from one computer to another. No problems.

It seems to me that your plan is sound, Import into Thunderbird, Backup, install Thunderbird on new computer and restore everything.

Did I mention you can you can check or uncheck what you want and not backup what you don't want to backup.

Hope this helps
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:23 PM

Now that is one nifty little program !!
I have downloaded it and put it in place on my partners PC as well as my own.
Downloaded Thunderbird and then backed it up.....tested it....and all is good.

Thank you for going to the trouble of replying Roger, .....I note that your time is usually taken up with issues of far greater gravity than this.

Kind Regards,
Brian


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

Glad to have been of help. You did the heavy lifting by thinking about doing it with Thunderbird.

And thanks for reporting back how it went.
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