Re: Import messages from Icedove to Thunderbird
- Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 12:28:05 +1200
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Import messages from Icedove to Thunderbird
On 06/06/18 06:09, Markos wrote:
And no option to select the file that contains the contact list
Just copy abook.mab from the old to the new. But see below because you
might prefer to copy your old ~/.icedove directory and automigrate.
Export/Import is great for archival or migrating between different email
clients, but I found copying raw data files to be the most convenient
when going between Thunderbird instances. However, automigration is
likely what you want.
The official way of migrating is to copy your *entire* ~/.icedove
directory to your new computer.
tar zcf icedove.tar.gz .icedove
# copy icedove.tar.gz to new computer
tar zxf icedove.tar.gz
Since the Icedove->Thunderbird unrebranding, the first time Thunderbird
starts with no ~/.thunderbird (if you already have a new one you can
remove or rename it to, for example, .thunderbird.disabled), it will
automatically migrate *everything* into a new ~/.thunderbird directory.
All your account settings and plugins should just work. You should then
be able to remove your copied ~/.icedove directory and any renamed empty
(e.g.) ~/.thunderbird.disabled. There might be another copied temporary
icedove directory because Thunderbird will try hard to not harm your data.
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>