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    Forgotten/lost/damaged Content Advisor password




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    MozBackup for backing up Thunderbird

    I use MozBackup for backing up my Thunderbird files. It works great. I do a backup every night plus before updating Thunderbird itself.

    When doing a restore though, you also need to delete the Thunderbird directory in C:\Users\name***\Appdata\Local as well as Roaming.

    Also, Thunderbird 15 was losing all my message filters in Local Folders. I must have about 30-40 filters when finished so it was a nuisance.

    I wound up going back to Thunderbird 14.* where filters work fine.

    There are different versions of the Calendar program, Lightning, in each version of Thunderbird that makes it harder to go backward.

    I do keep the old versions on hand just in case of problems like the filters.
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    Another thing you can do is simply take Thunderbird's Roaming Folder and all its contents, and simply copy it to an external location. This allows you to overwrite any corruption in the working copy.

    But if you have messages in your T-Bird Inbox when disaster strikes, these messages will be lost by reverting to a previous backup. This points out the wisdom of leaving all messages on the server(s) until you have made a local backup of the messages or the Profile.

    If considering migrating to a new email client which is supported and has a long and successful history, consider Pegasus Mail. Thunderbird mailboxes (the ones without extensions) can be treated as Unix .mbx mailboxes for most purposes. I lost very little when doing my own migration. ( info page )
    Last edited by bobprimak; 2012-09-16 at 14:24.
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    Thunderbird - Compacted folders loose emails

    Actually, the fix for this is much simpler. If a folder looses an email (most common with Inbox for some reason), just right click the folder and choose Properties. Then click Repair Folder.

    This re-indexes the emails and they reappear. That email data has not been lost - just the reference to the email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidFB View Post
    Actually, the fix for this is much simpler. If a folder looses an email (most common with Inbox for some reason), just right click the folder and choose Properties. Then click Repair Folder.

    This re-indexes the emails and they reappear. That email data has not been lost - just the reference to the email.
    Good info. I didn't know that. Wish I had known some time ago.
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