PC Tips

The problem with email: Moving Thunderbird

Thunderbird's own instructions seem straightforward enough. But they do not seem to work. And I have tried them twice. But you can read them here if you want. When I follow the instructions, I find myself with empty folders and the email files where I left them, or piles of unintelligible imports.

The best advice came from Terence Chang at
http://www.terencechang.com/2007/08/05/sync-thunderbird-profiles-email-accounts-two-computers/

His guide is simple, find your profile (which contains all your folders and emails) on one computer, copy across to the other and -- this is the important point: create a new profile on the computer using Thunderbird/Firefox's Profile Manager.

Finding your profile