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Copy mails to someone else who does not use TB.

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All mails received from, and sent to, a friend, is kept in a separate folder under TB. My friend passed away, and I wish to copy all these mails, including attachments, to his son, so that he shall be able to read this part of his father's communications.

My TB is organized as POP and the son uses Gmail. I use a local cloud-service for transfer of large files.

Any suggestions of how this can best be done?

Regards, ChG

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I'm sorry for your loss.

I suggest a TB add-on called ImportExportTools NG. In TB, go to Tools > Add-ons then type the name of this add-on and search for it. Click the big green button to add it to TB and restart TB. You will then be able to use this add-on to export the folder that contains your friend's emails. To use the add-on, select the folder then go to Tools > ImportExportTools NG > Export all messages in the folder and choose one of the formats that say "with attachments", for example: HTML format (with attachments) or Plain text format (with attachments). You will be prompted to select a target folder/directory where the exported messages will be saved. Create a new folder on your PC and name it appropriately, then select it as the target folder. The export will begin, and the progress will be displayed in TB's status bar. Once the export is complete, open the target folder and inside you will find the messages complete with an html index for easier browsing of the messages from a browser.

To share these exported messages, you can simply zip the target folder and upload it to your cloud storage service of choice and send the son a link for download. He can then download, extract and open the html index file, then browse through the messages and attachments.

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I'm sorry for your loss.

I suggest a TB add-on called ImportExportTools NG. In TB, go to Tools > Add-ons then type the name of this add-on and search for it. Click the big green button to add it to TB and restart TB. You will then be able to use this add-on to export the folder that contains your friend's emails. To use the add-on, select the folder then go to Tools > ImportExportTools NG > Export all messages in the folder and choose one of the formats that say "with attachments", for example: HTML format (with attachments) or Plain text format (with attachments). You will be prompted to select a target folder/directory where the exported messages will be saved. Create a new folder on your PC and name it appropriately, then select it as the target folder. The export will begin, and the progress will be displayed in TB's status bar. Once the export is complete, open the target folder and inside you will find the messages complete with an html index for easier browsing of the messages from a browser.

To share these exported messages, you can simply zip the target folder and upload it to your cloud storage service of choice and send the son a link for download. He can then download, extract and open the html index file, then browse through the messages and attachments.

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What a wounderful tool!

A comment and a question:

In order to export, there is a short way to access the add-on: just right-click the folder and select ImportExportTools NG.

We speak Swedish, and the keyboards are set accordingly. The mail-folder was exported as html with attachments. When you open a typical mail in Firefox, then text looks like

"Om du klickar p� pekaren nedan s� f�r du se ".

Thus our national characters åäö do not show up well.

Is there a way to fix the way these national characters get copied?

Regards, ChG