Mozilla® Thunderbird® on Windows® E-mail Storage Location
Get to know more about the method to change e-mail storage location in Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free e-mail client that allows you to read RSS feeds like streams of e-mail with filters, search and labeling. It comes with advanced e-mail security features and also message filtering capacity. The main purpose of Thunderbird is to manage e-mails. It also has certain productivity features and also offers customization in appearance using the add-ons and themes. In order to track all the activity between Thunderbird and associated e-mail accounts, it has a feature called Activity Manager. For customizing the e-mail client, user-interface extensions exist with specific features. It also supports a large number of themes in order to give it a great appearance.
Following are the details regarding e-mail storage location and method to change the e-mail storage location in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- About E-mail Storage Location
- Method to Change E-mail Storage Location
- Things to Keep in Mind
About E-mail Storage Location
Thunderbird e-mail messages are stored in the profile folder, which consists of address book and settings. The profile folder consists of a sub folder for each mail account. There are two file formats for Thunderbird e-mail folder: File with no extension and .msf file. The maximum size of the e-mail folder is 4GB.
Method to Change E-mail Storage Location
In order to change Thunderbird e-mail storage location, you need to locate the profile folder and copy it into another location. There is a folder called 'local folder' in which the messages are stored and is located in the profile folder. You need to copy all the contents of local folder into the new location. So, open Thunderbird, and go to 'Tools' and choose 'Account Settings'. Then, select 'Local Folders' and then open 'Local directory'. Now you need to select 'Browse' button to open the new folder and restart Thunderbird.
Before changing the e-mail storage into a new location you need to determine where the folder is hiding. By moving the e-mail storage folder to another drive or location, you can save space on the C drive. After changing the storage location and completing all those processes you need to reopen your Thunderbird program. After that you need to verify the path shown in 'Local directory' which is the path of the new folder location.
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