Using thunderbird inbox folders with kmail - thunderbird on linux too slow
I have a dual-boot between windows and fedora on a 20gig laptop, and since I need to use frequently both OSes, I have setup thunderbird on both, and symlinked to my inbox folder on windows for the linux based thunderbird (so that I don't use twice the HD space for emails).
The system works relatively fine, the folders work properly in both cases. However, every time I start Thunderbird on windows after I used it on linux, and vice versa, it scans through my plugins, checking for compatibility etc. It takes roughly 3-4minutes for it to start up, which is way too long. On top of that, on linux, thunderbird is impressively slow (while being quite fast on windows) I guess this has to do with the fact I use KDE, and thunderbird seems to use GKT (am I correct?). Plus Thunderbird, compared to Kmail, is very rough on the eye.
Therefore I have been looking around to see if I could tell kmail to use the thunderbird inbox folder (on my fat32 partition) and save emails and so on in the same format as thunderbird does. The most important thing being compatibility between linux and windows.
Any suggestions welcome (including advice about speeding up thunderbird if possible)