Getting local emails in Thunderbird

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Mar 26 14:25:19 UTC 2008

On 03/25/2008 08:04 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> 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).
> 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.

I think it is:


As Dotan points out, you can easily set up Evolution to read your local
mail. So, until the bug is fixed in Ubuntu, or you load standard
Thunderbird, or upgrade to Hardy, or... you can give Evo a try.

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