Importing past E-mail into Thunderbird

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  1. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Hey all. I've been Googling for this answer for a while, but I can't seem to get a straight answer, or else it's for the wrong problem.

    Anyway, I'm on my Ubuntu 12.10 partition, and I'm trying to get Thunderbird to get all of the mail from my att.net address. This includes the past stuff that's sitting on the att.net site. If I have this right, Thunderbird is only currently configured to obtain new mail from the mail server, and the old mail is sitting on a seperate server. Could be wrong, though, it's just a theory.

    So how would I get Thunderbird to get all of the old mail on my att.net address? Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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    Are you sure the old e-mails still exist? ISP-based things tend to be POP and so delete the mail from their servers after sending it to you.

    (Which is why I encourage people to stop using ISP-based e-mail as soon as possible.)
     
  3. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Well, it is still there on the ISP's website when you log in there to check your e-mail.

    And yeah, I know. I use a Gmail account myself, but this is for my Dad.
     
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    Is thunderbird set up to use POP or IMAP?
     
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    POP.
     
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    See if you can grab the IMAP connection info from AT&T and connect with that, then Thunderbird should be able to pull it all in.
     
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Thanks, will try later.

    Edit: Solved. Your solution worked. Thanks, Rydian.