Imported From Thunderbird - Where Are The Emails?

  • Started an import into Opera Mail (v1.0 b1040) from Thunderbird (v24.4) last night, and this morning it was on a window with the "Finish" button. I assumed it was successful. However, when I go to Opera Mail, I don't see any of those emails.

    According to the documentation:
    Your imported account's folder structure displays under the Labels header in the Mail panel.

    Am I missing something obvious?

  • According to the documentation:
    Your imported account's folder structure displays under the Labels header in the Mail panel.

    If you used the "Import from Thunderbird" wizard in Opera Mail, it doesn't work that well. I don't think it imports all your folders at once. I think you have to run through the wizard for each folder. The first time you import, import into a new account. After that, you'd import into the existing account. I also don't think Opera creates labels for the imported folders anymore.

    If you want to do things right, see: How to Import from Thunderbird and this page that it links to at the bottom

    (Open those mhtml files locally if your browser downloads them instead of rendering them.)

    Note that if you just have IMAP accounts, you don't import anything. You just set up the IMAP accounts in Opera.

  • Thanks for the info. This is just 2 POP accounts. I beginning to like the idea of not having so many folders, so this isn't a big deal. Just checking to see if I missed something.

    BTW, when I click on either of those two links, either in Opera 20 or Firefox 24, it does indeed prompt me to save the file. What do you mean by "Open those mhtml files locally"?

  • Nevermind about the above question. I just had to save the links and then open them. That's just the info I was looking for.

  • Nevermind about the above question. I just had to save the links and then open them. That's just the info I was looking for.

    Note: The files are only like that because my.opera.com shut down and they used to be forum posts that I had to archive in some way before the shutdown. I haven't had a chance to do something with them yet. If you have Opera 12.16 installed though, it'll render the mhtml files without having to download and open them.

  • Ok, no problem. BTW, that is some really good information and I appreciate you doing those two writeups. However, I'm having second thoughts about this software now. Started another thread about Opera Mail crashing on startup.

  • Well, FWIW, I switched from Opera Mail to Thunderbird not too long ago.

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