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Save Email Messages to Your Computer

When you are losing access to UB email, you can save email messages and folders of messages that you want to keep to a local folder on your personally-owned computer using Mozilla Thunderbird.

UBmail Powered by Exchange customers:

Contact your department's IT support staff for assistance with saving messages.

Windows

  1. Download Mozilla Thunderbird onto a personally owned computer.
  2. Install and set up Mozilla Thunderbird using the IMAP settings for your UB email service:
  3. Right-click Local Folders and select New Folder.
  4. Type Saved UB Email for the Name.
  5. Click Create Folder.
  6. Click on the email messages or folders you would like to save.
  7. Right-click the selected messages and select Copy To > Local Folders > Saved UB Email.
  8. Repeat these steps if you would like to save more messages.

Macintosh

  1. Download Mozilla Thunderbird onto a personally owned computer.
  2. Install and set up Mozilla Thunderbird using the IMAP settings for your UB email service:
  3. Click on Local Folders.
  4. Select File > New > Folder
  5. Type Saved UB Email for the Name.
  6. Click Create Folder.
  7. Click on the email messages or folders you would like to save.
  8. Click Messages > Copy To > Local Folders > Saved UB Email.
  9. Repeat these steps if you would like to save more messages.

Linux

  1. Download Mozilla Thunderbird onto a personally owned computer.
  2. Install and set up Mozilla Thunderbird using the IMAP settings for your UB email service:
  3. Right-click Local Folders and select New Folder.
  4. Type Saved UB Email for the Name.
  5. Click Create Folder.
  6. Click on the email messages or folders you would like to save.
  7. Right-click the selected messages and select Copy To > Local Folders > Saved UB Email.
  8. Repeat these steps if you would like to save more messages.

Thunderbird has online help guides to assist you with addtional features.