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Unable to save/export .eml files from one folder

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After failing to switch to a new web hosting in time, I'm out of access to the old mail server, exporting remaining local email copies from Thunderbird to later import them into the same account under a new hosting provider. I've successfully grabbed copies from every other folder but there appears to be an issue with getting messages out of a particular mail folder.

I've tried exporting both via the native Save As... dialog as well as ImportExportTools extension. With this one folder, both methods silently fail without producing any output (files or error message).

  1. Are there other ways to export I could try?
  2. Is there a verbose mode or similar I could activate to get more info about the underlying issue and maybe report a bug?
After failing to switch to a new web hosting in time, I'm out of access to the old mail server, exporting remaining local email copies from Thunderbird to later import them into the same account under a new hosting provider. I've successfully grabbed copies from every other folder but there appears to be an issue with getting messages out of a particular mail folder. I've tried exporting both via the native Save As... dialog as well as ImportExportTools extension. With this one folder, both methods silently fail without producing any output (files or error message). # Are there other ways to export I could try? # Is there a verbose mode or similar I could activate to get more info about the underlying issue and maybe report a bug?

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Upon closer investigation, it appears the messages inside the problematic folder are not, for whatever reason, fully present in the local disk. Instead, just some basic metadata (subject, a few words from the message body, timestamp, attachment file names, correspondents) is stored locally. This is causing all messages to get skipped during export.

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If the folder is set to download headers only (Account Settings, Sync. & Storage, Message Sync.), the profile contains only an .msf index file, not the mbox with the same name that contains the message contents.