How do I get ownership of my mailboxes.

Eric Weir eeweir at
Thu May 1 20:15:58 BST 2008

On 5/1/2008 Paul Boren wrote:

>  Here's my advice:
>  * Hold the Alt key down and hit F2.
>  * Type "kdesu dolphin" and hit Enter and this should give you admin
>  privileges.
>  * Find and right-click on your mail folder for Thunderbird.
>  * Click on Permissions [Tab] and select the checkbox at the bottom to
>  "Apply changes to all subfolders and their contents."
>  * Change the ownership for User and Group to your username, eric.

Thanks, Paul. I'm no longer Kubuntu. I'm now Xubuntu. That said, I've 
done what you suggested in Thunar. I've made certain that all my 
Thunderbird files and folders permit me to read and write. After I copy 
them to the Evolution folder all but this one still have read and write 
permission for me. With this one, however, it is /root after copying.

I've double-checked this folders permission before copying and after 
copying several times, and every time they're OK before copying and not 
OK after copying.

>  See my previous post on how to automount a partition on another hard
>  drive.

My question is not about how to mount the drive, but how to mount it so 
that it's not owned by root, so that I can copy to and from it without 
having to do sudo.

Again, could I create a /backup folder in /home and mount it to it?

Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eeweir at

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