How to Backup Thunderbird Email?

How to Backup Thunderbird Email

You can back up the emails on the Thunderbird mail application before you close the email account or stop using it. Continue reading to learn how to backup Thunderbird email.

  • Step 1:Launch the Thunderbird application on the computer by double-clicking the app icon.
  • Step 2:Next, click the Hamburger or More icon at the upper-right end of the window.
  • Step 3:A list of options appears. Select the Add-ons option.
  • Step 4:After that, click the Get Add-ons menu on the left navigation panel; the Add-ons Manager tab opens up.
  • Step 5:Using the search bar in the window, find “importexporttools”.
  • Step 6:When the ImportExportTools result appears on the screen, click the Add to Thunderbird button.
  • Step 7:Now, the Software Installation box opens up, select the Install Now button to start the Add-on installation on Thunderbird.
  • Step 8:When the system prompts, click the Restart Now button located at the top of the window.
  • Step 9:After that, the Thunderbird app closes and reopens on the computer screen.
  • Step 10:In case the app opens in the Safe mode, select Exit and again open the app.
  • Step 11:Next, check the email address at the upper-left corner to which you are exporting the emails and right-click the Inbox folder below the email address.
  • Step 12:Select the ImportExportTools option and then choose which emails you want to export from the given list.
  • Step 13:A set of export file formats will appear; select a suitable export email format.
  • Step 14:After that, choose a directory to save the backup folder on the system and click Select Folder.
  • Step 15:Relaunch the Thunderbird app and click the Hamburger icon again.
  • Step 16:Now, choose Help and then select the Troubleshooting Information menu.
  • Step 17:Click Open Folder beside the Profile Folder menu.
  • Step 18:Copy the Profiles folder from the window and close the Thunderbird window.
  • Step 19:Next, go to the location where you want to save the Profiles folder and paste the folder. Email backup was completed.
  • Step 20:You have now successfully completed the how to backup Thunderbird email process.

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