Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once

NEW
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enhancement
17 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: moz, Unassigned)

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({helpwanted})

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helpwanted

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(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
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.
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Summary: [RFE& Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent) → [RFE] Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 1

17 years ago
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. 
Keywords: nsbeta1

Updated

17 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

17 years ago
Summary: [RFE] Export/Import of mail accounts (platform independent) → [RFE]Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once
(Reporter)

Comment 2

17 years ago
It's not necessarily *all* at once, it would be nice to be able to export one
mail account or several at once.

Comment 3

17 years ago
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.

Comment 4

17 years ago
*** Bug 153854 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

17 years ago
How is this bug standing now? Will be some export tool (not just for address
book) for mail and settings?
(Reporter)

Comment 6

17 years ago
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.
Keywords: helpwanted

Comment 7

17 years ago
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.

Comment 8

16 years ago
*** Bug 165767 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9

16 years ago
[RFE] is deprecated in favor of severity: enhancement.  They have the same meaning.
Severity: normal → enhancement

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: [RFE]Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once → Export Mail, Mail Settings & Address Book all at once

Comment 10

16 years ago
*** Bug 178334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 182648 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
mass re-assign.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Comment 13

15 years ago
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. 

Comment 14

15 years ago
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. ***

Comment 16

15 years ago
*** Bug 204689 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 253003 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 18

14 years ago
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.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 19

14 years ago
*** Bug 274922 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20

14 years ago
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.

Comment 21

14 years ago
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)

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 22

13 years ago
howdy y'all,

[1] 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

[2] 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

[3] yes, this ability would make tech support for tbird _so_ much easier.

take care,
lee

Comment 23

13 years ago
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.

Updated

11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 401700

Comment 25

11 years ago
See also Thunderbird bug 314744.

Comment 26

11 years ago
(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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