How to Find Mail Account and Message Sizes
Check Message Size
Individual messages larger than 25 MB, including attachments, will not migrate. Here's how to check the sizes of your messages in Thunderbird:
- Right-click on your @email@example.com folder at the very top of your mailbox list and select "Search Messages."
- Be sure the "Search subfolders" box is checked and that "Run search on server" is not.
- Click the first drop-down (which currently says "Subject") and select "Size (KB)"
- In the second drop-down, select "is greater than"
- In the third field type: 20000
- Click the "Search" button
- When a list of results comes up, you can see the sizes by clicking the little drop down icon at the end of the row of list headings and selecting "Size"
- A column of sizes will appear. You may have to adjust the column widths to see it. Double-click on a message to open it.
- If you would like to create new folders for these attachments, do that before continuing.
- You can select more than one attachment to the same message by holding down your shift key while you select them. Right-click on the selected attachment(s) and select "Detach."
- After the file(s) have been copied, you will receive a warning message that they will be permanently deleted. Select "OK." It may not look like the attachments have been deleted, but after you close out your search and restart Thunderbird, they will be gone.
Check the Combined Size of Your Mail Accounts
The combined mail in your CalMail EECS and CalMail berkeley.edu accounts must not exceed 25 GB. You can check the size of your mail in each account by going to the CalMail web interface.
- Click "Manage Your Account" in the left-side jade green column
- Select your @berkeley.edu email address on the right-side pane
- Note the number next to "Used" in the right-side pane.
- Click the back arrow of your browser to go back to the previous page
- Select your @eecs email address from the right-side pane
- Once again, note the number next to "Used"
- Add the two numbers together for your total. If that number is near or over 25 GiB, contact your tech support person.
Transferring Personal Contact Groups, Signatures and Filters
Personal Contact Groups
Personal Contact Groups can be exported and imported from Thunderbird to bMail.
- Open your "Tools" menu and select "Address Book"
- Select a Personal Address Book on the left then pull down the "Tools" menu and select "Export"
- Change the "Save as type:" to "Comma Separated (*csv)," give it an intuitive name and save it somewhere easy to find
- Select "Contacts" in the black bar at the top
- Click "New Group" towards the bottom of the left-side column and name it
- Select "Import Contacts..." on the bottom of the list on the left
- Click the "Choose File" button and navigate to your file. Select it and click "Open"
- Click "Import"
- You should see a new contact list on the left called "Imported[date#contacts]." Select it
- Check the boxes next to the names and click the icon that looks like 3 people (Groups)
- Click your new group name
- Click the "Groups" icon again, be sure that the new group has been checked, and uncheck "Imported[...]"
You will need to make a copy of your existing Thunderbird signature and recreate it in bMail.
Find your signature in Thunderbird:
- Pull down your "Tools" menu and select "Account Settings"
- With the account name selected in the left-side pane, you can find information about your signature in the right-side pane. If it lives in a file, you can find the path to the file there.
- Create a signature in bMail
You will need to print out your filters and recreate them in bMail by hand.
- Print out filters
- Create filters in bMail
Thursday, 06-Jun-2013 13:55:32 PDT