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

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