Backup Amherst email via Thunderbird

How to backup Amherst emails to a local folder on your hard drive using Thunderbird.

Instructions: 
  1. 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.
  2. Within Local Mail you should create at least one folder to hold mail you move from the server.
  3. Right-click on the message or group of messages that you want to move from the server to your Local Mail.
  4. Select Move and, from the list of folders that pops out to the right, select a destination folder on Local Mail.
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