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Thunderbird Mailbox

#1 Post by emash »

Hello everyone!
I am trying to ressurect a Thunderbird mailbox which was lost due to changing account name in Thunderbird. So far I was only able to recover some of the contents (or all of contents) via .txt selection in photorec. The question is, are there any tips on creating a custom header file to undelete all of the 'mailbox files' for thunderbird to reenable my archive in Thunderbird as whole. Thank you, cheers.

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Re: Thunderbird Mailbox

#2 Post by recuperation »

In my mbox-based Email Client Emails begin with a header line starting with "From - ". If you are using a different file format I have no hint for you.

Check your mail files on a different machine and open one of your mail files within your profile folder using a text editor like Notepad++. Open a smaller file preferrably.

Here is an example:

Code: Select all

From - Thu Jan 29 19:32:33 2009
The rest of the line corresponds to a certain format but will vary as a function of date and time and does not qualify as a fixed fingerprint.

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