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Old 10-22-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Use Thunderbird to check local mail?


I would like to use Thunderbird to check my local system mail. I'm using Debian Sarge and when the Exim post config rolled around, I left everyting at default and selected "Local mail only".

How can I set up an account with Thunderbird so that I can check this local mail? I've tried using things like username@localhost, pop=localhost, pop=127.0.0.1, etc. I've searched around but couldn't find anything for this.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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I think you have to use movemail http://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:...vemail_Account
 
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:33 PM   #3
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Oh wow it worked! It was easy too. I didn't quite find what I needed on the page you linked to, but I did a quick search and found this: http://linuxbasics.org/pipermail/qna...st/001522.html

Reading through this message you can figure out what to do. I just didn't know about MoveMail at all.

Thanks!
 
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:56 PM   #4
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Just a qustion.

What is korn used for?

I guess..it is also used for System mail.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #5
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Seven years later and this thread still helped me out!
 
Old 11-11-2012, 02:49 AM   #6
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solution is to install GNU mailutils/movemail and add a movemail account to thunderbird

Seven years later, it helped me out too.

I had to separately install a Ubuntu package called 'mailutils' which includes an executable called 'movemail'.
Once done, Thunderbird started offering the 'movemail' option for a local mail-accont.

Still dismaying to find out that Thunderbird can't support a simple concept like a local file folder for incoming email out of the box.

Last edited by benteveo; 11-11-2012 at 03:25 AM. Reason: correct package name
 
  


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