Thunderbird To Thunderbird #2

Just downloaded and set up Thunderbird on my PC laptop.
I transferred my contacts from Opera to Thunderbird.
I set up a bunch of eMail Accounts.

I put  fresh install on my desktop PC.
I see how to get the contacts from the laptop to the desktop.

How do I get the eMail account setup from the laptop to the desktop.
I do not see any export / import for that.

Is there a file to copy over?
Some utility to maintain the Accounts?


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OldGuy
6/20/2013 8:56:39 PM
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On 06/20/2013 10:56 PM, OldGuy wrote:
> Just downloaded and set up Thunderbird on my PC laptop.
> I transferred my contacts from Opera to Thunderbird.
> I set up a bunch of eMail Accounts.
>
> I put  fresh install on my desktop PC.
> I see how to get the contacts from the laptop to the desktop.
>
> How do I get the eMail account setup from the laptop to the desktop.
> I do not see any export / import for that.
>
> Is there a file to copy over?
> Some utility to maintain the Accounts?

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Move_to_a_new_PC

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Christian

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Christian
6/20/2013 9:27:31 PM
Am 20.06.2013 22:56, schrieb OldGuy:
> Just downloaded and set up Thunderbird on my PC laptop.
> I transferred my contacts from Opera to Thunderbird.
> I set up a bunch of eMail Accounts.
>
> I put  fresh install on my desktop PC.
> I see how to get the contacts from the laptop to the desktop.
>
> How do I get the eMail account setup from the laptop to the desktop.
> I do not see any export / import for that.
>
> Is there a file to copy over?
> Some utility to maintain the Accounts?

You can copy your complete Thunderbird profile including all settings 
and mails to another PC: 
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_your_profile_folder_-_Thunderbird

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Torsten Villnow
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Torsten
6/21/2013 6:11:49 AM
On 6/20/2013 3:56 PM, OldGuy wrote:

> Just downloaded and set up Thunderbird on my PC laptop.
> I transferred my contacts from Opera to Thunderbird.
> I set up a bunch of eMail Accounts.
>
> I put  fresh install on my desktop PC.
> I see how to get the contacts from the laptop to the desktop.
>
> How do I get the eMail account setup from the laptop to the desktop.
> I do not see any export / import for that.
>
> Is there a file to copy over?
> Some utility to maintain the Accounts?

I was pondering whether this question was motivated
by any experience with Microsoft Outlook [Express] etc.,
which used to have a separate and distinct export/import
of individual email account info (i.e. server info only),
which tended to live in the Windows Registry (a database),
to/from individual ".iaf" files, entirely separate from
the data folder(s) where mail resided.

In Thunderbird, even though you can identify
a "prefs.js" file as the container for all account settings,
many settings involve references to the specific data folders as well,
so it is best to consider the entire "package" of settings and
all data files as one unit, known as the "profile" folder,
as has been mentioned.

Still, this brings up new hypothetical questions:

o How can I combine two or more TB profiles into a single TB profile,
   so that the result contains the combined accounts and data?

o How can I do the reverse of that, i.e. "split" one profile
   into separate profiles?

The above can be practical needs of a company needing to
reshuffle its departments or reorganize, for example,
or consider newlyweds who not only want to set up
a joint bank account, perhaps even run a joint business
(e.g. a farm), but also then join their email accounts
under one profile on their farm's computer, at least
until their divorce, when each wants to take his/her
own stuff away with them ;-)

TB seems to have export and import functions, for example,
but this doesn't include being able to export or import
to or from any other instance (or profile) of TB itself.

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John
6/22/2013 4:04:54 AM
John H Meyers wrote:

> TB seems to have export and import functions, for example,

What do you mean?  Native Tb doesn't have an export item on its menu. 
Help for that function is accomplished manually or with an add-on. It 
seems you would make your point separately for import vs export 
requirements/considerations, or if the target such as your farm example 
involved export/import, you can say that Tb doesn't 'do that' (combination).

> but this doesn't include being able to export or import
> to or from any other instance (or profile) of TB itself.

It seems that all of that you describe would have to be handled 
manually, given that there is no default export function and the Tb 
import function is more or less a black-box affair designed for client 
migration.

Tb's guidance on the import/export subject is clearly focused on a 
single (multipronged) target, importing stuff from (various) other 
agents as a migration. Its help for the manual process of handling the 
files themselves is considered 'advanced'.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Migration


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Mike Easter
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Mike
6/22/2013 12:43:49 PM
Am 22.06.2013 06:04, schrieb John H Meyers:
> How can I do the reverse of that, i.e. "split" one profile
>    into separate profiles?

Create a "clone" (duplicate) of the existing  profile (using the 
additional advice from 
https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/using-multiple-profiles) 
and then remove from either profile the accounts and mails which belong 
to the other one.

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Torsten Villnow
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Torsten
6/22/2013 1:15:43 PM
On 6/22/2013 8:15 AM, Torsten Villnow wrote:

> Am 22.06.2013 06:04, schrieb John H Meyers:
>> How can I "split" one profile into separate profiles?

> Create a "clone" (duplicate) of the existing  profile
> (using the additional advice from
> <https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/using-multiple-profiles>)
> and then remove from either profile
> the accounts and mails which belong to the other one.

Thanks for the fine idea.

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John
6/25/2013 12:11:28 PM
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