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April 29th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Just upgraded to 8.04 and was wondering if there's a way to import all the email and contacts from my thunderbird in windows to ubuntu?

I noticed when setting up thunderbird that it gave an opportunity to import however it didn't find anything for it to import.


April 29th, 2008, 03:20 AM
Are you talking about Mozilla Thunderbird? I had done this some times and worked for me.

April 29th, 2008, 03:27 AM
yes, sorry i meant thunderbird :P

can you tell me how you did this?

April 30th, 2008, 03:48 AM
In windows by default your thunderbird local mail folders will be stored under C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\<some profile name>\Mail\

Just copy those folders to mail folder in ".thunderbird" in your home dir in ubuntu.

April 30th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Thunderbird has a interplatform format. You can just share the same data between win and linux(if you plan to keep a multiboot Machine).

If you plan on deleting windows completely you have to do what HAriprs said.

i found this useful for data sharing: