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Acces to old mails

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Hi

Someone please help.

I was running Thunderbird ver. 38.x.x on my Win 7 PC. All was good and never had any problems.

Recently I made the mistake to update to latest ver. 102.x.x.

This caused several issues and was not really what I was expecting. Therefore I decided to go back again.

Now I am running ver. 52.9.1. which is more or less like ver. 38. However I have one issue.

I have several IMAP mails accounts. 2 of these mail accounts are from an old mail server provider which is no longer in use. However I had access to all these older mails, which are located on my PC.

Since I did the upgrade and came back down I can no access thes older mails. When I open the account inbox, Thunderbird tries to connect to the mail server, which no longer exists.

How can I have Thunderbird to open these mails, which I assume are still located on my PC?

PS: I have even tried to install ver. 38, (same issue)

Thanks for help. :-)

ftlx

Hi Someone please help. I was running Thunderbird ver. 38.x.x on my Win 7 PC. All was good and never had any problems. Recently I made the mistake to update to latest ver. 102.x.x. This caused several issues and was not really what I was expecting. Therefore I decided to go back again. Now I am running ver. 52.9.1. which is more or less like ver. 38. However I have one issue. I have several IMAP mails accounts. 2 of these mail accounts are from an old mail server provider which is no longer in use. However I had access to all these older mails, which are located on my PC. Since I did the upgrade and came back down I can no access thes older mails. When I open the account inbox, Thunderbird tries to connect to the mail server, which no longer exists. How can I have Thunderbird to open these mails, which I assume are still located on my PC? PS: I have even tried to install ver. 38, (same issue) Thanks for help. :-) ftlx

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Hi

I tried the addon but didnt help.

I think I found out why I couldnt open/see the mails stored locally.

Somehow the local folders have been mixed up during the upgrade and down grade..

The mail account was looking at

...\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\....

But the offline mails are located ....\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\....

Thanks for trying :-)

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The missing messages may be hidden somewhere, but I fear they may be lost. IMAP attempts to synchronize the account, and if there are messages on PC but none online, the default approach would be to delete the ones on PC.

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Hi David

Thanks for your feedback. Just came back from Easter :-)

I think the mails are still located on the PC. I have located the folders for these accounts. However Im not able to open or see them.

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You might try the importexport addon, as it may (just a guess) be able to extract the messages.

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Hi

I tried the addon but didnt help.

I think I found out why I couldnt open/see the mails stored locally.

Somehow the local folders have been mixed up during the upgrade and down grade..

The mail account was looking at

...\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\....

But the offline mails are located ....\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\....

Thanks for trying :-)