Fwd: Re: Thunderbird Project as 3rd-year Engineering Group Project

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 01:45:59 UTC 2016

I like it - I often get asked about filter migration and usually explain to people 
they can move whole mail stores by copying mail and ImapMail folders.

> *Subject:* Re: Fwd: Re: Thunderbird Project as 3rd-year Engineering Group Project
> *From: *Matt Harris
> *To:* Tb-planning
> *Sent: *Wednesday, 24/02/2016 00:46:38 00:46 GMT ST +0000 [Week 8]
> On 3/02/2016 9:08 AM, R. Kent James wrote:
>> I've had some discussions with James Quilty about major student engineering 
>> projects involving Thunderbird. Here is his proposal, and he is asking for specific 
>> suggestions of appropriate projects.
>> -- 
>> R. Kent James
>> Chair, Thunderbird Council
>> @rkentjames
> Perhaps not glorious or fancy,  but a serious challenge to implement properly.  Bug 
> 22689 <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22689>Import/Export Profile 
> (Backup/Restore)
> Users are becoming less file system savy,  Moving a profile is a major thing for 
> them and we are now seeing such brilliance and moving the mail folder and replacing 
> it.  then asking what went wrong.
> This appears to be a defined issue with a fixed scope and significant existing work 
> already having been completed in related bugs.  See 
> http://hg.mozilla.org/automation/profilemanager/ for a stand alone profile manager 
> with profile backup and restore.
> /
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