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Is it possible to sync settings across multiple computers to copy the filters back and forth?

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I have 3 computers and I have recently installed Thunderbird on all of them. Set up is always a PITA, but especially doing it 3 times. And then, of course, there are ongoing changes (such as junk/spam filters) that we are tweaking almost every time we check emails. Is there any way to sync all these settings/changes across my 3 computers, or am I just dreaming? Thanks, Dave F.

I have 3 computers and I have recently installed Thunderbird on all of them. Set up is always a PITA, but especially doing it 3 times. And then, of course, there are ongoing changes (such as junk/spam filters) that we are tweaking almost every time we check emails. Is there any way to sync all these settings/changes across my 3 computers, or am I just dreaming? Thanks, Dave F.

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for now it is a dream.

but you can copy filters from one machine to another

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for now it is a dream.

but you can copy filters from one machine to another

for now it is a dream. but you can copy filters from one machine to another

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Wayne Mery said

for now it is a dream. but you can copy filters from one machine to another


Wayne, Many thanks for concise answer. Saves me a lot of time. Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave

''Wayne Mery [[#answer-887646|said]]'' <blockquote> for now it is a dream. but you can copy filters from one machine to another </blockquote> Wayne, Many thanks for concise answer. Saves me a lot of time. Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave
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Chevy-SS said

Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave

look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running

''Chevy-SS [[#answer-887657|said]]'' <blockquote>Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave </blockquote> look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running

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Wayne Mery said

look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running

Awesome, will do! Thanks very much for the help

''Wayne Mery [[#answer-887659|said]]'' <blockquote> look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running </blockquote> Awesome, will do! Thanks very much for the help
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Wayne Mery said
look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running

Awesome, will do! Thanks very much for the help

Wayne Mery said

Chevy-SS said
Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave

look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running

''''''and where on earth is this file ?? in the appdata section ?? I am getting a laptop and want to sync it totally with the desktop .. if I delete on one.. delete on the other .. I can send from one and then when the person replies I know exactly what email they are replying too .. etc ... sorry but it is not obvious to me I am not a computer geek .. Margaret Black''''''

''Chevy-SS [[#answer-887664|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Wayne Mery [[#answer-887659|said]]'' <blockquote> look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running </blockquote> Awesome, will do! Thanks very much for the help </blockquote> ''Wayne Mery [[#answer-887659|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Chevy-SS [[#answer-887657|said]]'' <blockquote>Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave </blockquote> look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running </blockquote> '''''''''''and where on earth is this file ?? in the appdata section ?? I am getting a laptop and want to sync it totally with the desktop .. if I delete on one.. delete on the other .. I can send from one and then when the person replies I know exactly what email they are replying too .. etc ... sorry but it is not obvious to me I am not a computer geek .. Margaret Black'''''''''''
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Wayne Mery said

Chevy-SS said
Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave

look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running

I see that u r the moderator so I am asking my question again .. I am going to get another computer tomorrow .. a laptop.. I want to totally sync it with my desktop .. identical.. where is the msgfilterrules.dat file ?? plus I am not a computer geek so I need more details on how to do this .. Please .. Margaret

''Wayne Mery [[#answer-887659|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Chevy-SS [[#answer-887657|said]]'' <blockquote>Is it fairly obvious how to copy the filters back and forth? Thanks again! Dave </blockquote> look for msgFilterRules.dat files there is one per account. you'll want to copy them when thunderbirds are not running </blockquote> I see that u r the moderator so I am asking my question again .. I am going to get another computer tomorrow .. a laptop.. I want to totally sync it with my desktop .. identical.. where is the msgfilterrules.dat file ?? plus I am not a computer geek so I need more details on how to do this .. Please .. Margaret
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I think what you are wanting to do is a different question that the original poster. See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer

If you have further questions, I think you should create a new topic for your question using https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new

I think what you are wanting to do is a different question that the original poster. See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer If you have further questions, I think you should create a new topic for your question using https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new