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Why doesn't the import tool work in Thunderbird 24.7.0?

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Hello!

I'm running Thunderbird 24.7.0, on Mageia Linux 4.1, with the KDE4 desktop. Thunderbird was installed from the Mageia repositories using their package manager, rpmdrake. I have many filters that I have created on earlier versions of Thunderbird, and wish to import them. However, when I go to the "tools" menu, and pick "import", and then choose the radio button to import "filters", I get a message: "Choose the file you would like to import", but below that, is only a blank white box. I cannot click on it to get a cursor, and the "next" button is grayed-out and non-functional. Only the "back" and "cancel" buttons work.

The filters I wish to import are simple text files, created in Thunderbird, and saved to back-up. It appears that perhaps the UI is breaking at the point where it should let me browse for files to import. Is this possibly something that has gone wrong with the Mageia build of Thunderbird? -Or is this a common issue? -And is there a fix for it? Thank you!

Hello! I'm running Thunderbird 24.7.0, on Mageia Linux 4.1, with the KDE4 desktop. Thunderbird was installed from the Mageia repositories using their package manager, rpmdrake. I have many filters that I have created on earlier versions of Thunderbird, and wish to import them. However, when I go to the "tools" menu, and pick "import", and then choose the radio button to import "filters", I get a message: "Choose the file you would like to import", but below that, is only a blank white box. I cannot click on it to get a cursor, and the "next" button is grayed-out and non-functional. Only the "back" and "cancel" buttons work. The filters I wish to import are simple text files, created in Thunderbird, and saved to back-up. It appears that perhaps the UI is breaking at the point where it should let me browse for files to import. Is this possibly something that has gone wrong with the Mageia build of Thunderbird? -Or is this a common issue? -And is there a fix for it? Thank you!

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Matt
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import only imports third party mail clients. It does not transfer profile data or parts of it from installation to installation.

Simply copy the msgfilterrules.dat file yourself

import only imports third party mail clients. It does not transfer profile data or parts of it from installation to installation. Simply copy the msgfilterrules.dat file yourself