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Post Posted October 8th, 2016, 8:01 pm

Sorry if this is boring, but most info on this topic on the web is very old.

I want to dump Pegasus, it's become horrible and crashy lately, especially since upgrading to Windows 10.

But I have my whole email base since 2002 in it - tens of thousands of saved emails, and lots of them from my part time home business, since 2006.

So I'd like a modern 2016 way of moving all of that to the current version of Thunderbird.

PLUS, I was wondering about spiffing up Thunderbird, to be as colorful and functional as Pegasus, which I've been using since around 1992 - it's my very first email program!

Might I wildly imagine that they have an add on, to make Thunderbird look and work like Pegasus? :) OK, I know, this is fantasy now. :)
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Post Posted October 8th, 2016, 8:23 pm

See if http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_from_Pegasus helps. However, if I was using Pegasus I would add the same IMAP account (such as one for Gmail) in both Pegasus and Thunderbird and use that account as a intermediary in order to migrate the messages. IMAP accounts let you copy/move messages to/from the remote folder as if they were local folders, so you could copy messages from your POP account to your IMAP account in Pegasus (I'm talking copy, NOT send/forward) , and then copy them down from the IMAP account to "Local Folders" in Thunderbird. IMAP accounts are very different from POP accounts, which are designed to only download mail from the inbox.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_and ... ail_server

I'm not aware of any add-on to make Thundebrrid look like Pegasus. There was a failed attempt to do that for Eudora.

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Post Posted September 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm

I never received the notice of a reply, so it's been 3 years. I still need to migrate to Thunderbird. But I don't know anything about that IMAP.
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Post Posted September 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm

See this article for information on what IMAP is -- https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pop-vs-imap/

Who is your email provider? That is, what comes after the @ in your email address?

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Post Posted September 17th, 2019, 1:39 pm

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/IMAP for basic background info on IMAP accounts. If that doesn't help, just ask.

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Post Posted September 17th, 2019, 5:33 pm

DanRaisch wrote:See this article for information on what IMAP is -- https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pop-vs-imap/

Who is your email provider? That is, what comes after the @ in your email address?


Ah ok, thanks. The question is, whether Hostgator will allow me to have something like 60,000 emails in their cloud. :shock: :D

My email collection in Pegasus goes WAY back. :D
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Post Posted September 17th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Usually the issue is not the number of messages but how much space they take.

You could archive some of your really old messages on a free Gmail IMAP account. I believe a Gmail webmail account allows 15GB to be shared between gmail, google photos and google drive.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Gmail

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