How to backup Amherst emails to a local folder on your hard drive using Thunderbird.
- When you set up Thunderbird to work with Amherst's mail server it created a folder for Local Mail that resides on your hard disk. Locate the Local Mail folder.
- Within Local Mail you should create at least one folder to hold mail you move from the server.
- Right-click on the message or group of messages that you want to move from the server to your Local Mail.
- Select Move and, from the list of folders that pops out to the right, select a destination folder on Local Mail.