Even with Google searches, I have found *nothing* that simply allows me to do a weekly backup of my Thunderbird e-mail to an external hard drive, like I have done with Eu… (funda kabanzi)
Even with Google searches, I have found *nothing* that simply allows me to do a weekly backup of my Thunderbird e-mail to an external hard drive, like I have done with Eudora for MORE THAN 20 YEARS (74 *gig* of space, 5800+ *mailboxes*).
Per my question, I bought a new Windows 10 (Dell Inspiron) computer. Since my Qualcomm Eudora e-mail software would not work on Windows 10, I WAS FORCED to try Thunderbird.
I mistakenly thought it was a straightforward e-mail set-up for my primary/critical Gmail account. WRONG!!!!!
Apparently, the default settings for a brand new use with an existing e-mail account DELETES ALL THE E_MAIL FROM THE WEBSERVER.
CATASTROPHICALLY WORSE, Thunderbird apparently DID NOT DOWNLOAD/SAVE ON MY HARD DRIVE *ANY* OF THE TNES OF THOUSANDS OF E-MAILS IT DELETED, many of which were CRITICAL LEGAL E-MAILS (e.g., FOIA REQUESTS, AS WELL AS E-MAILS AS LEGAL EVIDENCE IN A FEDERAL LAWSUIT).
It appears that Thunderbird worked dramatically different for my numerous Gmail addresses, several Yahoo addresses.
All of the Yahoo addresses STILL HAVE ALL THE E-MAILS IN WEBMAIL.
SINCE I *HAVE* BEEN ABLE TO GET EUDORA WORKING ON WINDOWS 10 (via http://ian.tresman.co.uk/how-run-eudora-v7-windows-10.htm), I was able to routinely check all of my Gmail/Yahoo e-mail accounts "as usual".
ALL GMAIL E-MAILS FROM DECEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 21, 2015 are no longer in Gmail webmail.
THAT MEANS THAT MY DOWNLOADED THUNDERBIRD G-MAIL ACCOUNTS ARE ONLY IN THUNDERBIRD.
SINCE I HAVE A DEADLINE TO RETURN THE WINDOWS 10 COMPUTER, MUST I "FORWARD" THOUSANDS OF MY E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS (I HAVE ALREADYFORWARDED THE 60+ LEGAL E-MAILS) BEFORE I DELETE THUNDERBIRD FROM THAT WINDOWS 10 COMPUTER