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Mozilla Thunderbird version 1.5 stores all your settings, emails and other stuff in ~/ .mozilla-thunderbird/ directory.

Mozilla thunderbird version 2.0 stores all settings in ~/.thunderbird/ directory. So when you download and upgrade your version you will get a blank and new mail client.

To get back your mail and other settings all you have to do is copy everything from ~/ .mozilla-thunderbird/ to ~/.thunderbird/ directory.

#1: Shutdown thunderbird

#2: Open a shell prompt / X terminal and enter:
$ cd .thunderbird
$ cp -avr ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/* .

#3 Start thunderbird and it will import everything including mails and other settings :)

#4 Don’t forget to update your extensions for a new version ;)

If you need to send an email with a text file (or binary file) as attachment using shell script or command prompt in Unix or Linux; try mutt - a terminal-based e-mail client for Unix-like systems.
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