[SOLVED] Multiple Thunderbird setups Solution across OSes
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Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
I cannot recommend this, and it may well cause problems and you must back up your mail completely before trying it:
You could try to open your profile directory on your Windows drive, or the Mail directory within it, under Linux and set it as Thunderbird's profile.
I did this years ago with a Windows 2000 NTFS drive and Ubtunu and it did work but occasionally Windows would complain about the NTFS drive's metadata. No idea how dangerous it is now.
You could try to open your profile directory on your Windows drive,
I do not have Windows in my laptop, 273. Like i said, I have Mint and Fedora 16. Both the Thunderbird software are of the same version number. Is there a way I could make them both use the same mailbox profile?
As per the instructions in the link, I copied my profile and my local mail folder to a separate directory on an ntfs partition I had, and pointed the ./.thunderbird/profiles.ini file to the same. Then, I copied this ini file to my other OS. Now, Its as if I am opening the same mail client no matter which OS i am on!
cool! It prevents repetitive downloading of same mail, and missing mail!