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Hi, I kept OS Snowleopard around for years too long in order to keep using Eudora. I finally got fed up with viruses/crashes, having to rebuild the mailboxes, but I was never able to find anything to take its place and have frankly been limping along ever since. I regularly need to find things going back months, years, and even decades. It used to be simple with Eudora. Recently, one of my parents passed away and I'm kind of the family scribe, so I really need to pull together all the past communications, from Eudora (going back to almost 1990), gmail, yahoo, my website, icloud, my college alumni address, my Ronin Institute address, my 15 Sonic addresses--and there's probably a few I'm forgetting offhand. I really need to consolidate them. I tried various email clients, including years ago a previous version of Thunderbird, but they were a lot of work to set up and couldn't handle all the email addresses.

I see better reviews of Thunderbird now. Can Thunderbird really handle all those email addresses? Since my Eudora mbox files are still on OS Snowleopard, and I'm running Macbook M1 with the latest OS now, what's the best way to incorporate the entire archive of messages and also start hopefully wrangling current messages (like I haven't been able to since I had to stop using Eudora)? Eudora pretty much only did POP well, and I actually did appreciate having my data on my own computer, but now there are some email accounts I'd prefer as IMAP and others as POP. Is it possible to mix them? Is it possible to download AND keeps messages available for viewing by phone? This situation has been a problem for me for years--I was just wondering if there might be any volunteers at Mozilla who might be willing to spend a few hours on the phone with me to help me bring my email into the 21st century? Nearly every day of my life I have to let someone down over something I can no longer do or find because I don't have Eudora. But the problem doesn't go away just because I find another program that does some of the things Eudora did--I really need some help integrating everything. Thanks so much for all you do!

Hi, I kept OS Snowleopard around for years too long in order to keep using Eudora. I finally got fed up with viruses/crashes, having to rebuild the mailboxes, but I was never able to find anything to take its place and have frankly been limping along ever since. I regularly need to find things going back months, years, and even decades. It used to be simple with Eudora. Recently, one of my parents passed away and I'm kind of the family scribe, so I really need to pull together all the past communications, from Eudora (going back to almost 1990), gmail, yahoo, my website, icloud, my college alumni address, my Ronin Institute address, my 15 Sonic addresses--and there's probably a few I'm forgetting offhand. I really need to consolidate them. I tried various email clients, including years ago a previous version of Thunderbird, but they were a lot of work to set up and couldn't handle all the email addresses. I see better reviews of Thunderbird now. Can Thunderbird really handle all those email addresses? Since my Eudora mbox files are still on OS Snowleopard, and I'm running Macbook M1 with the latest OS now, what's the best way to incorporate the entire archive of messages and also start hopefully wrangling current messages (like I haven't been able to since I had to stop using Eudora)? Eudora pretty much only did POP well, and I actually did appreciate having my data on my own computer, but now there are some email accounts I'd prefer as IMAP and others as POP. Is it possible to mix them? Is it possible to download AND keeps messages available for viewing by phone? This situation has been a problem for me for years--I was just wondering if there might be any volunteers at Mozilla who might be willing to spend a few hours on the phone with me to help me bring my email into the 21st century? Nearly every day of my life I have to let someone down over something I can no longer do or find because I don't have Eudora. But the problem doesn't go away just because I find another program that does some of the things Eudora did--I really need some help integrating everything. Thanks so much for all you do!

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Actually, any current email client can do this, but the advantage of Thunderbird is this support forum, which isn't available for other email clients. Suggestions: - to import eudora files, see this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1228297 - for other accounts, such as yahoo, gmail, etc. do them one at a time. Each has its own setup process. - if you have POP accounts (other than in Eudora), you need to focus on each individually to be sure you are preserving the messages. - periodically, do a full backup. You will be building accounts at c:\users\<yourid>\appdata\roaming\thunderbird so copy that folder to a safe place routinely to ensure that if you make a mistake at any time you can safely restore what you have. - I believe we can assist you here, but please focus on ONE issue at a time to get resolved. Our support is this forum, not phone or email, and the forum is most effective when looking at ONE issue at a time. Thank you. And, yes, you can mix POP and IMAP accounts.

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