View Full Version : Combining thunderbird profiles?

01-08-2006, 10:23 PM
I use Mozilla Thunderbird primarily as my mail client. Here's my problem - I have mail spread across three computers in thunderbird profiles. This is from when my laptop died, I had to pick up mail on one of my pcs until I bought a new one. Now is it possible to collect all three profiles together and combine them into one so I have all my mail on one computer so I can easily back it all up and reference it?

I know about import but that only imports from other clients. If I copy the profiles into my local profile folder, that won't almagamate the profiles together into one? or will thunderbird do it?

Any advice is helpful,


01-08-2006, 11:32 PM
The "Inbox" file is basic data, eg: Headers and base64 data, text and so on... You could probably just combine the data of all the files.

01-08-2006, 11:51 PM
Yeah probably. What just opening the inbox file up in wordpad or something and adding the contents of the inbox files?

01-08-2006, 11:53 PM
Yeah, make sure you make backups first though, and you will probably need a \r\n\r\n between each file so they get classed as new mail.