Import mail files from old version of Thunderbird to 7.01 with new email address
Posted on 2012-03-17
I have a customer whose pc died so we bought a new laptop for her. She was using Thunderbird (an oldish version) for her email. She wanted to change her email address from a Tiscali address to Gmail so I set that up and got her tiscali email transferring over to Gmail. Her new gmail ac was then appearing in her new Thunderbird installation (ver 7.01) via IMAP on her new laptop.
I now have her old email from her old PC and I cant work out how to get it into Thunderbird, whether as Local folders on the C: drive or as email that I've exported up to the Gmail server so all that mail shows with all her more recent mail. Can anyone tell me how to do this please. I've been trying to do it, on and off, for months now. She's mainly bothered about the photographs - is there maybe a way to extra all of these from her old mail and put them on a stick to copy to her hard drive - she would be quite happy with that?