Monday May 30, 2005
One Chance Only for Mozilla Mail to Thunderbird Migration?
A family member had mistakenly hit "Cancel" when firing up Thunderbird for the first time when prompted to import from Mozilla/Netscape 7. Astonishingly, the Thunderbird developers don't make that option available from that point forward. You can import from Eudora, Outlook (yea, this is a Windows box) or Navigator 4 but there's no option to import from Mozilla. Must be graduates from the School of Masochistic User Interfaces.
Assuming the user (or you if this is your problem) hasn't starting using the Thunderbird installation so the profile can be safely, here's the work around:
- [Start] menu
- type "thunderbird -p" and return
The Profile Manager comes up (old school Navigator-style) and there's a profile named "Default" selected already
- hit "Delete Profile"
- hit "Delete Files"
- Now go back and start Thunderbird, the option to import from Mozilla is there
More details and scenario options are available at mozillaZine
( May 30 2005, 01:14:41 PM PDT )