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Old 03-27-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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will someone try to help with a Thunderbird email question


I want to move my email message archive out of the per-profile, Local Folders message archive tree. I'd like to tell Thunderbird that the logical "Local Folders" has a physical location {path}/{folder}. Does anyone know how to do this?

Clearly, this is a Thunderbird issue so I've tried to take this to the Mozilla forums, but I'm caught in the sight credentials Ouroboros: registration says "username in use" and find-password says, "no such username" ... for every name that I've tried.

I use Linux Mint 18.1 and they deploy Thunderbird (Mozilla) as their email client.

Each email user has a profile. Each profile has a folder tree.

In that folder tree are folders and files with details about each email server, the address book, and all of the stored email messages.
Buried among the email is a folder tree called Local Folders.

Thunderbird uses this Local Folders for what they call Global Inbox -- all inbound messages show in a common folder across all email accounts. I do not use this feature.

Another use for Local Folders involves message archives. BINGO!
I use these archive folders.

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan

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Old 03-27-2017, 06:27 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SaintDanBert View Post
Thunderbird uses this Local Folders for what they call Global Inbox -- all inbound messages show in a common folder across all email accounts. I do not use this feature.
by default? No, that can't be right.
I can't tell from here, I've used the same thunderbird directory for 7 years, and mine was
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 jj jj 287M Mar 10 07:46 ./.thunderbird/uvpc4uva.default/global-messages-db.sqlite
You may wish to search and evaluate
Code:
find . -name global-messages-db.sqlite -type f
I blew out the OS and went native on Debian, so now I have a
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 jj jj 24M Mar 27 17:41 ./.icedove/rvi3jmvm.default/global-messages-db.sqlite
same accounts, same settings. Odd.
At one time I wanted to remove the "Local Folders" from the tree (and it can be done) but it can have negative consequences.

Last edited by Habitual; 03-27-2017 at 06:31 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2017, 05:15 PM   #3
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by default? No, that can't be right.
I can't tell from here, I've used the same thunderbird directory for 7 years, and mine was
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 jj jj 287M Mar 10 07:46 ./.thunderbird/uvpc4uva.default/global-messages-db.sqlite
You may wish to search and evaluate
Code:
find . -name global-messages-db.sqlite -type f
I blew out the OS and went native on Debian, so now I have a
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 jj jj 24M Mar 27 17:41 ./.icedove/rvi3jmvm.default/global-messages-db.sqlite
same accounts, same settings. Odd.
At one time I wanted to remove the "Local Folders" from the tree (and it can be done) but it can have negative consequences.
re: Local Folders
Yes, you need a Local Folders place. I want to move Local Folders and thus move the message archive off of $HOME folder tree. I'm hoping that there is some setting:
Code:
  LOCAL_FOLDER_PLACE = "some path"
Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 03-29-2017, 07:24 PM   #4
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Have a look in about:config for Thunderbird. There are several entries in there that may help. I saw this one:

Quote:
mail.server.server2.directory;/home/cliff/.thunderbird/1mtlu43k.default/Mail/Local Folders
It may be the one you could edit and set the path for Local Folders.

FWIW, to get to about:config; Preferences --> Advanced --> Config Editor. I have not tried this myself, but it looks like this might work.

Hope this helps.
 
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re: Local Folders
Yes, you need a Local Folders place.
No, you need one.
 
  


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