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How do I back up Thunderbird emails?

I currently use 10.04LTS and want to upgrade to 12.04LTS. How do I get my inbox and sent messages backed up so that I can re-open them in the new version?

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The best way is to backup the Thunderbird profile.

Open your Homoe directory, Press Ctrl+H to show hidden files and folder, look for ".thunderbird" folder and save it somewhere. After upgrade just put it back there.

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Many thanks for your help. Very much appreciated! –  Jeff Roberts May 9 '12 at 5:55
    
You're welcome! –  Basharat Sialvi May 9 '12 at 7:52
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