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Postby FrankPatten » Tue May 10, 2005 9:11 pm

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.

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RE: Thunderbird

Postby Nigel » Tue May 10, 2005 10:24 pm

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...
Hope this helps,

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RE: Thunderbird

Postby fingers99 » Tue May 10, 2005 11:17 pm

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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RE: Thunderbird

Postby FrankPatten » Thu May 12, 2005 7:24 pm

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

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