Getting local emails in Thunderbird

Rashkae ubuntu at
Tue Mar 25 15:53:21 UTC 2008

Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> OS: Ubuntu 7.10 x86.
> Does anyone know how can I configure Thunderbird to receive
> local emails from Ubuntu? Thunderbird 1.5.0.x had an option, but it
> seems it doesn't exist under Thunderbird 2.0.0.x (?).
> Thanks,
> Ioannis

Oh, that's a sad exclusion

Assuming there isn't an extension you can download to do this, I would
suggest installing dovecot, then add an account that IMAP's to localhost
 No other configuration needed for that to work out of the box.

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