Thunderbird Email for Windows 10

Thunderbird Email for Windows 10

We should compress your email first — this gets rid of stuff you’ve deleted, and makes the resulting files smaller. Thunderbird Email Windows 10, does a regular compression — which you can see at Tools → Options → Advanced → Network & Disk Space → “Compact folders when it will save over X MB” — so you don’t have to do one by hand usually, but before a move, you should definitely do one. Just start Thunderbird, then select File -> Compact Folders, and wait. Of course, if you’re using the very latest version of Thunderbird, you select the three bars icon on the far right (believe it or not, that’s called the “hamburger menu”), select the Advanced icon, then select the “Network & Disk Space” tab, then hit the “Clear Now button to both clear your cache and compact all of your folders.

There are several points to be made here. First, as always, backup everything before you upgrades. You should be regularly backing up everything anyway, but do an extra backup just before you do the upgrade.

Thunderbird Email Windows 10

Since I know, from your return address, what email provider you’re using. I can tell that you’re downloading all your email to your own computer, and not keeping it on the server. That’s one of the disadvantages of your Internet Service Provider’s mail service; they have elected to store none of your emails. That type of service is called POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3). The other type of service is called IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). It keeps a copy of your email on the server. So that you can access exactly the same email from any device — desktop, laptop, phone, tablet … you name it. Gmail, Microsoft, Apple, and others use IMAP. Thunderbird Email Windows 10.

Once you’ve compacted your email folders, you’re ready to back them up. After we find them.

Luckily, we’re only interested in Windows 7 or 8.1, since that’s what you’ll be upgrading to 10 from. The easy way to find your Thunderbird email is to close Thunderbird completely, then open the Windows Start menu. In the-the “Start Search” box, type in %APPDATA% (exactly as you see it there). Click the “Roaming” item that appears on the menu. In the Windows Explorer window that opens, choose Thunderbird → Profiles. Each folder in this folder is a profile on your computer.