From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.6+) Gecko/20011211 BuildID: 2001121108 What I'm missing in all the mail apps I know, is a way to export a mail account with all its settings and mails into a single file in a way that I can move it to another computer and just click import account file xy. Moving around the profile files sort of works but isn't very user friendly and at the moment not cross-platform. I'd suggest something like taking the needed settings from the .prefs files making a new .prefs file and packing it together with the mail folder files in a .jar file.
Summary: [RFE& Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent) → [RFE] Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Bug# 82485 covers the Import issue: [RFE] Import Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once To address the Export issue let's change the Summary from "[RFE] Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent)" to "[RFE]Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once". Marking nsbeta1 to make moving mail/settings/ab from one profile to another easier.
Summary: [RFE] Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent) → [RFE]Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once
It's not necessarily *all* at once, it would be nice to be able to export one mail account or several at once.
Is this the only RFE for exporting mail? I can't seem to find any export options in the menus, and this is the only bug I found.
*** Bug 153854 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
How is this bug standing now? Will be some export tool (not just for address book) for mail and settings?
No one's working on this, adding helpwanted keyword. Everyone with some time available feel free to work on this. ;) This could even be implemented as an external application which lets you choose whatever parts of your profile you want to export. It should be cross-platform so you can take your linux profile to your mac or wherever you want to. It should also give you the possibility to merge saved profile (-parts) into an existing profile.
Ok, but I think first of all, not to another mozilla profile :-) Export to: msg, eml, unix mailbox (etc.) formats. It is possible to implement? Like import is already there.
*** Bug 165767 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
[RFE] is deprecated in favor of severity: enhancement. They have the same meaning.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: [RFE]Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once → Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once
*** Bug 178334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 182648 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Is sb working on this, just curious :) For me it would be interesting to export mail settings (including directory structure of pop accounts, filters...) to have my work mail in sync with my home mail.
Hi Seth, does it make sense to increase Priority from '-' to smth more specific (P4,P3) to keep this enhancement request in mind when enhancing MailNews in the future?
*** Bug 240354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 204689 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 253003 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
In our efforts to convert users to a linux-mozilla environment to improve quality and reliability of the computer environment this problem is something of a 'SHOW STOPPER' For those of us providing support in this transition process customers are very critical of this lack of feature.
*** Bug 274922 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Perhaps somebody should make an extension if no one is taking care of it. I think this is more than an enhancement because the other mail programs have this function.
If we start from the folder of the profile that must be saved, we could save: XXXXXXXX.s (X is a digit, contains the usernames and passwords) abook.mab (addresses) history.mab (collected addresses) prefs.js (must be processed, i.e. the user name and the name of the profile must be replaced by generic names) \Mail\Local Folders (the entire folder)
howdy y'all,  my tb info ... Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051201 Thunderbird/1.5 - Build ID: 2005120115  REQUEST = change "Product" from "mozilla application suite" to "core" since the following bugs were duped to this one and are "product=core" shouldn't this bug/rfe be "core"? - Enhancement request: Need to transfer address books and email from windows mozilla to linux mozilla https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253003 - cannot move/export email to be reimported elsewhere or by another email client. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204689 - [RFE] No way to export messages https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240354 - Not a bug, but a need RFE: email backup utility https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=182648 - Mail Export to MSIE in full: Addresses and Mailboxes or Folders https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=178334 - Export (backup) mail https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165767  yes, this ability would make tech support for tbird _so_ much easier. take care, lee
As we do wish to transfer settings from one computer to another or from one platform to another the ability to transfer user data is very important. This lack of export filter is a constant problem for me and for many.
See also Thunderbird bug 314744.
(In reply to comment #25) > See also Thunderbird bug 314744. > I am now reglarly having to go through the process of 1/ Installing Thunderbird on Windows 2/ Importing data from OE into Thunderbird 3/ Exporting addess book 4/ Taking 'mail' folder from Windows thunderbird and putting it into profile on the Linux platform and importing address book While messy the workaround is working but a single defined method for backup and transfer remains very desirable.
QA Contact: nbaca
Target Milestone: Future → ---
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