[Users] Move some Claws mailboxes to Thunderbird?

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sun Jan 19 17:44:29 CET 2014

On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:32:01 -0800
"Victoria S." <1 at VictoriasJourney.com> wrote:

> I've searched Google and tried various things suggested, with no
> success.
> I use Claws Mail (version 3.8.0) at home, but I am restricted to
> Thunderbird at work - although I do have access to Evolution, if
> needed (this issue; not used).
> I have also access to Thunderbird at home (I use it as a RSS feed
> client/reader) and Evolution (again, not used). 
> Unfortunately, I am not able to use Claws, at work.
> My home operating system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (and 64-bit); at work
> it's CentOS 6.
> My Claws mail is stored under Mailbox (MH); on my home computer at
> ~/Mail/.
> I have a Claws mail folder/directory, with 321 subfolders and
> thousands of messages, that I would like to be able to import into
> Thunderbird
> How can I go about accomplishing this task?

You could use an IMAP account as an intermediary. Copy the folders TO
the IMAP account (perhaps gmail, perhaps a Dovecot server you set up at
your home), and then at home pull them off and put them on Claws.


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