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Title       : 	Back Up Thunderbird Message Filters
Author      : 	Remy van Elst
Date        : 	15-12-2013
URL         : 	https://raymii.org/s/tutorials/Thunderbird_Back_Up_Mail__Message_Filters.html
Format      : 	Markdown/HTML
This tutorial shows you how to backup and restore the mail message filters in
Thunderbird on multiple platforms. The filters are in a plain text file located
in your thunderbird Profile folder. On Mac OS X for example this is under the
folder. (If you use IMAP.)

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The file is named `msgFilterRules.dat` and the contents look a bit like this:
    name="From is: dan@sixgun.org"
    action="Move to folder"
    condition="AND (from,is,dan@sixgun.org)"
The above example moves any email coming from the email address `dan@sixgun.org`
to the folder `Folder` on the IMAp account.
To back up all the filters, do the following:
  * Close all instances of Thunderbird
  * Copy the file `msgFilterRules.dat` to a backup location.
To restore the file, to the following:
  * Close all instances of Thunderbird
  * Copy the file `msgFilterRules.dat` back into your (possibly new) profile folder
Under any normal Linux distro the path probably is like this:
For Mac OS X the path is like this:
For Windows the path probably is like this on pre Vista machines:
    C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\\ImapMail\\msgFilterRules.dat
The latter versions of Windows (vista, 7, 8):
If you want to convert these Thunderbird rules to `.procmailrc` rules a script
for that can be found [here:
   [1]: https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=7435ae6b8212
   [2]: http://sourceforge.net/p/tbprocmailconv/code/HEAD/tree/tbprocmailconv.py
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