Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Transfer Emails from PC T-Bird to Mac T-Bird

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2007
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    Transfer Emails from PC T-Bird to Mac T-Bird
    Just bought the wife a new 24" iMac, and the switch has been going beautifully... however, even after searching this site I can't seem to transfer her emails from Thunderbird on the PC to Thunderbird on the Mac. I managed to get the address book transferred, but it won't let me transfer the emails themselves.

    Can anybody help?

    TIM

  2. #2
    Transfer Emails from PC T-Bird to Mac T-Bird
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    60,507
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Catalina
    Rep Power
    56
    Perhaps the Thunderbird FAQ can help: Link

    Regards.

  3. #3
    Transfer Emails from PC T-Bird to Mac T-Bird

    Member Since
    Jun 21, 2007
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0
    Tried both those links... no real help there. Anybody else have an idea, or know the trick?

    TIM

  4. #4
    Transfer Emails from PC T-Bird to Mac T-Bird
    Aqua's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 05, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    452
    Your Mac's Specs
    Macbook Pro, 2.4GHz Core2 Duo 10.6.8, MacMini
    Rep Power
    13
    Sorry I don't have my Mac right now, but I think the only thing I did was copy the Profiles folder on to my thumb drive and then copy it on to the mac. I don't think I had to convert anything at all, maybe just redownloaded some of the extensions... I'm not sure but you could see about Febe for thunderbird, I know they have it for firefox but I'm not sure if the one they have for tb is for the version of tb that is being used (which doesn't make sense to me). And if you just want either your firefox or tb to store to a diff place, just change the profiles.ini and you can find that info on how to change that on the net.


    Thunderbird stores your user data in one of the following locations:
    Windows 2000, XP Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Thunderbird
    Windows NT WINNT\Profiles\<UserName>\Application Data\Thunderbird
    Windows 98, ME Windows\Application Data\Thunderbird
    MacOS X ~/Library/Thunderbird
    Linux and Unix systems ~/.thunderbird

    Also check your firewall settings to make sure that it's not blocking the port that tb uses.

    Hope that helps
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim25 View Post
    Tried both those links... no real help there. Anybody else have an idea, or know the trick?

    TIM
    invincible ignorance is an example of ignorance that can not be removed by any amount of evidence. It's now a widespread form of pollution. (Revised quote) An apple a day, keeps the psychiatrist away.. If you play a Windows install CD backwards it has satanic verses

  5. #5
    Transfer Emails from PC T-Bird to Mac T-Bird

    Member Since
    Sep 19, 2009
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    Perhaps the Thunderbird FAQ can help: Link

    Regards.

    Its not helpful too much but little
    I am a spammer.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Daft old bird new to Mac needs help
    By lms1708 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-18-2010, 06:07 AM
  2. Got my new bird today!
    By Derek McNelly in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-11-2009, 02:50 PM
  3. Getting contact info. from T-bird to Mac Address Book
    By Jinpa88 in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-05-2009, 09:28 AM
  4. I'm getting a new (male) bird-what should i name it?
    By Tanner31593 in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-31-2007, 04:07 AM
  5. Bird Repellant
    By rman in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-11-2003, 03:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •