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    Re: laptop dead

    Quote Originally Posted by v12cat View Post
    This makes it soooo easy to migrate to new machines / systems.
    Never heard of it

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    Re: laptop dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    Never heard of it
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/features/

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    Re: laptop dead

    Quote Originally Posted by v12cat View Post
    This makes it soooo easy to migrate to new machines / systems.

    The feature me & v12cat are referring to is a trick not mentioned in his link above to thunderbird but is in their brilliant help area and forum.

    Basically, if you are confident to do a little copy and pasting and can find your way to where Thunderbird stores it folder you can simply copy the whole folder, then move to say a new computer or new first time installation of thunderbird, navigate to the default folder (which will be pretty near empty) and simply paste in your working one. You then go and open up thunderbird and there it is just as it was in the other place.

    It simply works because Mozilla (who developed thunderbird and Firefox) put all the stuff required for your mail account into one folder (unlike most other mail programmes) You simply install the Thunderbird software to make the system folder to run it but you paste your folder of files and data into the other folder Thunderbird created/installed.

    If you haven't used Thunderbird before, its quite easy to set up and import from existing mail programmes and there are some good backup/restore programmes/options available, plus as mentioned above, moving it can be painless

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    Well got windows mail all local folders to export to a new folder in documents.
    Then copy and paste into on to usb memory stick.
    All copied ok - put in and all open ok on new computer.
    When clicked on them to open - will not.
    Something like outlook note or one opens then a box saying microsoft exchange not reconised ?
    Lost now again ?
    A computer chap i talked to the other day said it should be on the cloud or something - but i am not with apple ?
    Always something.Thought I had cracked it ???
    Last edited by RGT; 19-03-15 at 05:16 PM.

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    Re: laptop dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    Well got windows mail all local folders to export to a new folder in documents.
    Then copy and paste into on to usb memory stick.
    All copied ok - put in and all open ok on new computer.
    When clicked on them to open - will not.
    Something like outlook note or one opens then a box saying microsoft exchange not reconised ?
    Lost now again ?
    A computer chap i talked to the other day said it should be on the cloud or something - but i am not with apple ?
    Always something.Thought I had cracked it ???
    You don't need to click on it and open it, you need to open your new e mail program and find the import/export tool and bring them into your new program that way.

    Google it perhaps https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl...dows+live+mail

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