We have a very small business (my wife & I are separate freelancers) based in a home office with a desktop each & a NAS. Our email client is Thunderbird. I am increasingly concerned that our email is just accumulating & is (a) vulnerable & (b) presumably is taking PC resources.
At present, I periodically use Mozbackup to create a snapshot which I put on the NAS.
Are there any systems that allow email to be exported to a database (XML?) & remain searchable & accessible-ish?
We can't be alone in this situation.
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Thanks for taking the time to rteply.
There is an export option but I've always used Mozbackup. I'll investigate.
Cloning the profile is worth a look as I should be able to schedule it.
The only thing about keeping the email in Thunderbird is that in 3 or 5 years time (Professional Indemnity period is 6 years) is "will Thunderbird still be around? will we be using it?" : I understand that the emails are locked into that profile? Whereas an external database would be readable regardless.