How to combine two profiles into one, or move the email account from one profile into the other profile so as to preserve all account settings, messages, etc?
I am using Thunderbird 60.9.1 (32-bit). I have two profiles, each with one email account. I would like to combine the two profiles so that I can access either email account without having to close Thunderbird and reopen it in a different profile. Alternatively, I would like to move one email account into the other profile so as to combine them. And of course I want to preserve all the settings, email messages, etc, for each account. How can I do this, and if there is more than one way, what is the best way?
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Open TB in one profile and add the account from the other profile from File/New/Existing Mail Account. If the other account is set up as IMAP, the mail will sync as soon as it's added. If it's POP or the other profile has folders in Local Folders you wish to transfer, export the folders with ImportExportTools NG as mbox files, in the other profile, and import them in the combined profile with the same add-on, but import them to Local Folders, even the POP folders. That way, both accounts are in the same profile, and mail from the other account is accessible in LF.
The same export/import process will also work for address books and calendars.
Thank you. I downloaded and installed ImportExportTools NG, but I do not see a menu option to export folders as mbox files. What should I do?
Right-click a folder, ImportExportTools NG, Export folder, Export folder (zipped), Export folder with..., all of these commands export mbox files.
Thank you. I did not know that. I have followed the instructions in your first response and successfully added the account from one profile to the other, then imported the folders from the one profile into the combined one. So I'm good to go. Thank you.