Backing up Emails in Firefox

  terrym 22:26 19 Aug 07

I am using XP and Mozilla Firefox version 1.0.7
How do I back up the emails received or sent to place them on my external hard drive.
Where are these files on the system kept?

  brundle 22:41 19 Aug 07

Firefox is the browser, surely you mean Mozilla Thunderbird; click here

  brundle 22:42 19 Aug 07

Or you can just select Save As or drag and drop the emails directly from TBird into a folder.

  brundle 22:45 19 Aug 07

Just `Save As`, perhaps I'm thinking of OE for the `drag and drop method`, doesn't work in TBird

  cocteau48 22:52 19 Aug 07

What you require is Mozbackup
click here

  terrym 22:58 19 Aug 07

Sorry I meant Thunderbird.
Doing the Save-As picks one at a time, is there a way to select a bunch of emails together and Save them to the hard drive?

  Snec 23:09 19 Aug 07

Try this:

Drill down through these folders:

Documents & settings> Your name> Application data> Thunderbird> Profiles> Sqra9mfu.default> Mail> Local Folders> Your POP3 etc

  skidzy 23:10 19 Aug 07

Hightlight one email,hold down shift and use your cursor to hightlight the emails and move to the desired folder.

  cocteau48 23:37 19 Aug 07

I can confirm that I have used Mozbackup and it works beautifully.
Before using Acronis to restore an earlier image I used Mozbackup to save my emails (and Firefox bookmarks etc.) to my ext HD.
After the restoration I imported them back into T'bird and Firefox - absolutely no probs.

  Stuartli 23:38 19 Aug 07


Firefox is now at version, as is Thunderbird.

New versions are normally issued for security reasons.

  Daibus 09:41 20 Aug 07


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