Re: Thunderbird to back up Gmail
Thanks for all the replies. Sorry about my initial grumpiness, but I can't afford to lose all my messages on Gmail.
The email is physically on my computer now with the POP account. All the messages are in a huge file called ~/.thunderbird/hreipadj.default/Mail/pop.googlemail.com/Inbox. I know they're there because I opened it in a text editor and looked.
Originally Posted by gifford
This trick worked for me and more or less fixes my original problem. However, it would be nice if I could have complete but independent backups on my laptop and desktop. I will experiment with IMAP, which is what almost everyone recommends. So I won't mark the thread solved yet.
Originally Posted by cross37
Can I create separate IMAP and POP accounts in Thunderbird for the same Gmail account?
Thanks for all the help. As far as I know I haven't lost any messages yet.
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