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Rebuilding Thunderbird without my old profile

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My computer of the last few years crashed and will not reboot. I did not manage to copy over my old Thunderbird profile info, so that is now lost.

However, I do have my old pop3 email folders saved in a folder with my other document files.

I'd like to rebuild my Thunderbird email account so I can access all the emails saved in my email folders but am not sure how to go about doing that without my other profile info.

Is this possible? How would I do it?

Huge thanks for any help you can provide.

Greg

My computer of the last few years crashed and will not reboot. I did not manage to copy over my old Thunderbird profile info, so that is now lost. However, I do have my old pop3 email folders saved in a folder with my other document files. I'd like to rebuild my Thunderbird email account so I can access all the emails saved in my email folders but am not sure how to go about doing that without my other profile info. Is this possible? How would I do it? Huge thanks for any help you can provide. Greg

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The files with no extension, named after folders, and accompanied by like-named .msf files, are mbox files, and contain the message content. Copy the mbox files (ignore the .msf files), renaming if necessary, to Mail/Local Folders in the active profile, with TB closed. Restart TB, and find the folders under Local Folders in the Folder Pane.

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Do the pop3 folders contain eml files or mbox files? Both can be imported to TB.

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Thanks for the response!

Some of the files are msf file type, some are just "files". They are all pop3 emails from my old account, but beyond that I don't know what kind of files they are. The largest folders, inbox and sent, are just "files".

The folders with .sbd file type are all empty.

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The files with no extension, named after folders, and accompanied by like-named .msf files, are mbox files, and contain the message content. Copy the mbox files (ignore the .msf files), renaming if necessary, to Mail/Local Folders in the active profile, with TB closed. Restart TB, and find the folders under Local Folders in the Folder Pane.

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Excellent. That worked. Thank you for the help!!

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