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FrankPatten



Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 10:06 pm
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 10:11 pm    Post subject: Thunderbird Reply with quote

Hi All,

I am trying to move from Mozilla to Thunderbird for email. Import address book has failed. I can find my Mozilla address book (abook.mab) but I cannot find the Thunderbird address book. Assuming they are compatible, where is Thunderbird's address book stored and what is it called? With this information I can move and if neccessary rename the Mozilla address book into Thunderbird.

Thanks.
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Nigel
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Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:03 pm
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Thunderbird Reply with quote

Default address book is still called abook.mab
You can usually find it in ~/.thunderbird/<somenumber>.default
- on my system <somenumber> is x7gq57o2

I would imagine they're the same format...
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fingers99
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Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:15 pm
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: RE: Thunderbird Reply with quote

If they're not the same format, there's a Thunderbird plugin called import Mbox which handled the transfer from Kmail to Tbird for me.

But I suspect, in this case, that they're the same format. If they are, then do it the easy way and use Thunderbird's own import tool (under Tools).
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FrankPatten



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 8:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Thunderbird Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I copied abook.mab across and it worked after I changed the permissions. Thats what I had forgotten to do!

Frank.
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