How to preserve folders in thunderbird archives

To have Thunderbird preserve your folder structure when archiving emails, e.g. if you have filters set up to move messages into separate inbox folders, then you’ll need to make a manual change to the Thunderbird config.

Edit -> Preferences (or Options) -> Advanced (section) -> Config editor (button).

# Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button. # Search for ‘structure’. # Double-click mail.identity.default.archive_keep_folder_structure so that it toggles to true.

Now, when you archive a message, its folder structure will also be archived.

Reference: Tip: Preserve folder structure in Thunderbird archives

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