Yesterday, Mozilla Thunderbird started jamming up on me with the index problem. Google showed that folks that had it had no fix. So “help, I need an alternative!” I tried Pegasus and Eudora, and Mulberry, and a few others, rather quickly, but no way to convert my extensive mail to the new proggy. I didn’t find eM until I started searching on exporting thunderbird’s email.
*** eM should be a lot easier to find for folks wanting to change from thunderbird!~!!! ***
Anyway, the suggestion was to use thunderbird extension “smartsave”.
Which doesn’t work on 3.x of thunderbird
So go to thunderbird site and d/l ver 2 of thunderbird (happens to be 22.214.171.124 or some such) and just install it over whatever version you have you have. (at various points I had 3.04, 3.01, and 3.1RC1).
Install the “smartsave” extension.
Export “all messages”, Inbox, and Sent, to a new file. Amazingly this retains the file structure of folders and subfolders!!!
Then, importing that to eM Client is childsplay (choose eml). And it looks exactly like what it did in thunderbird! Love it!
Okay, so then the contact list:
You can export the thunderbird contact list to an ldif file.
I had found several suggestions to use :
but in reading it I thought it just had to do with their special thing. Not so!
When you browse for your ldif file and click submit, IMMEDIATELY a vcard file pops up for you to save and import to eM, which, again, is childsplay.
(see also https://discourse.emclient.com/emclient/to…)
So, bravo to eM, but PLEASE make this easier to find on google as a thunderbird alternative!!!