[thelist] thunderbird question

Burhan Khalid thelist at meidomus.com
Tue Jul 6 02:51:03 CDT 2004

joe wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>> Does thunderbird store emails in a huge binary file like Outlook,
>> or are they stored in text files, like Eudora (separate text files
>> for each folder)?
>> Tnx   :) 
> hi Mike
> The FAQ at the Thunderbird website should help you out:  
> http://texturizer.net/thunderbird/faq.html#q2.10  Mail is saved in the 
> 'standard plain text "mbox" format'.

Does this mean that you can have one common mail directory that you can 
share between Thunderbird and any other program that can read mbox mail 

Also, what if you have a lot of messages in Mozilla Mail -- and want to 
switch to Thunderbird.  Will Thunderbird be able to read the Mozilla 
Mail settings/folder (this is on Windows).

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