I used Thunderbird on my previous laptop for many years and sorted all my emails into subfolders of Local Folders. Since I bought my new laptop nearly a year ago, I've be… (читать ещё)
I used Thunderbird on my previous laptop for many years and sorted all my emails into subfolders of Local Folders. Since I bought my new laptop nearly a year ago, I've been using the browser version of Gmail instead, where I now have a new system of subfolders. I prefer this and don't want to go back to using Thunderbird to receive and file new emails, but I would like to use it to view the emails I received and sorted on my old laptop.
So is it possible to setup Thunderbird in such a way that it can view all of my old filed emails, but so that it isn't actually connected to my email account and doesn't receive new emails? I've read online about moving files into the 'Mail' subfolder of my Profile Folder, but I don't have a 'Mail' subfolder, even when I navigate to my Profile Folder through the Thunderbird help menu and set file explorer to show hidden files and folders. Maybe this is because the 'Mail' subfolder only gets created by Thunderbird when I link Thunderbird to an email account, which I don't want to do?
From my old laptop, I kept a folder called 'Local Folders', which contains subfolders such as Archives.mozmsgs and Archives.sbd, and another folder called '[my name].default', which I think must be my old Profile Folder because it contains a subfolder called 'Mail', among others.
At the time, I was confident these were the correct folders to keep in order to migrate my old emails to my new laptop. I hope I was correct, since I don't have access to my old laptop anymore (this is stupid of me).
Thanks in advance!