Backup emails, contacts and emails attachements
i user thunderbird to manage several email accounts. I would like to know how to backup all emails sent / received with their relative attachements ? i already know how to split/archive sent and received emails per year, so i would liketo know how to backup (maybe compress also) all emails ?
Basically i was not able to backup attachements with their relative emails, so i can later on, reimport emails and attachement on another computer or in case of computer crash.
Maybe a plugin could do it. I have thousands of emails and i do not want to loose it.
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the best way to backup your email is to backup your profile folder. You can find more information on this topic in this knowledge base article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data
Once you've located your profile folder you can set up a backup software of your own choosing to backup the folder regularly.
The article also contains information on how to restore the profile folder into a new profile.
It is also possible to backup individual emails. You can select or multi-select (by using your shift- or ctrl-key) emails, right-click them and save them to a folder. These emails will be save in an universal .eml-Format which can be displayed not only by Thunderbird but also by Outlook and other email clients.
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maybe i should have told that i'm under Ubuntu and i do want to copy the default profile folder. This is not the way i want to do this backup, as i want to backup each profile, per year and integrating the accountt structure / folders and subfolders from thunderbird email account.