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Re: Mozilla & Mozilla Thunderbird

On February 01, 2004 15:02, Frederico Rodrigues Abraham wrote:
>     Hi...
>     Is there any way to import the contacts/mails/bookmarks from
> Mozilla to Mozilla Thunderbird/Firebird respectively?
>     Also, is there any way to import messages from a mbox mail file?

Making sure that none of them are actually running, you can do direct 
replacements. They're all found in .mozilla/default/xxxxxxxx.slt/. The 
Mozilla addressbook is abook.mab and the bookmarks is bookmarks.html. 
Technically, you could export the contact list and then import that to 
Thunderbird, but since you just use abook.mab in either there's not 
much point. Likewise, the bookmarks can be imported through the 
bookmarks manager in Firebird (this is sort of worthwhile but can cause 
some problems with the bookmarks toolbar). Mail can also be copied over 
wholesale - just grab the mbox files Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Templates, 
etc and copy them over to the equivalent place in the Thunderbird 
(you'll have to replace the null files that will already be there). 
Delete the .snm files since it simplifies things when Thunderbird 

David P James
Ottawa, Ontario

There is no art which one government sooner learns of another
than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.
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