[Users] Migrating emails and emails folders from "Mozilla Thunderbird" to "Claws Mail"

Holger Berndt berndth at gmx.de
Fri Jun 29 14:41:07 CEST 2012

On Fr, 29.06.2012 07:26, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:

>> it can't create a proper export file in case what is exported is a
>> folder with subfolders, subsubfolders... and emails inside of them... 
>> So it looks like there is no easy way for me to recover all my emails
>> along with the directory structure in which they are put.
>> The "Export to mbox file" functionality in "Claws Mail" only works in
>> case what is exported is a set of emails in a single directory
>> (with no subfolders). I could be wrong, but it's what I just noticed.
>And for what it is worth, the Import Mbox File works just as badly in that 
>case !

It's not that the import implementation works badly, or that the export
implementation is limited. An mbox file is just a sequence of messages.
You can think of it as a single folder.

Mbox is not a container format that can contain arbitrarily nested
folder/subfolder structures.


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