Getting local emails in Thunderbird

Ioannis Vranos ivranos at
Wed Mar 26 03:04:38 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 03/25/2008 06:10 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> Then file a bug with Ubuntu. And no, I'm not saying this to be a
>> smarta$$, I really do mean file a bug. The options are available on my
>> standard Mozilla Thunderbird version (see the screenshot).
>> What you can do is save your Thunderbird profile (.thunderbird),
>> uninstall the Ubuntu version, and install directly from Mozilla.
>> Probably the easiest way to do this us to use ubuntuzilla
>> (
>> Or... upgrade to Hardy Heron Beta as that version has Unix Mailspool
>> (MoveMail) in it and working.
> Forgot to add... if you'd like to help on standard Thunderbird bugs, bug
> day is March 27th:
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I like these Ubuntu sessions & stuff, however I haven't much free time
at this point, having to setup my machine ASAP for upcoming exams.

Regarding this particular mail issue, I have installed the "mail"
program (I don't remember the package), and it doesn't show any local
emails sent from the system (from any service) neither to root nor to my
simple user account, as was the case with CentOS & Scientific Linux, so
I don't need Thunderbird to read them in Ubuntu.

I think perhaps this isn't a Thunderbird bug, perhaps it doesn't detect
some specific configuration or something.


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