Maildir in Thunderbird?

doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Tue Mar 8 17:21:38 UTC 2016


On 03/08/2016 07:07 AM, Dave Howorth wrote:
> On 2016-03-08 11:54, Karl Auer wrote:
>> Hullo Thunderbird users!
>>
>> This comparison page between Outlook and Thiunderbird says that
>> Thunderbird can store emails in Maildir format (one file per message):
>>
>> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Feature_Comparison:_Mozilla_Thunder
>> bird_-_Microsoft_Outlook
>>
>> Is anyone out there actually doing this and can confirm it's possible?
>> My own research suggests it's not. I would be overjoyed to find out it
>> is possible; it's about the only thing stopping me moving to
>> Thunderbird...
>
> Perhaps https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Maildir will help
>
> No personal experience and since its latest changes I'm looking to 
> move away from Thunderbird.
>
> Cheers, Dave
>
>
You might like to look at Eudora OSE, which is a fork or a predecessor 
of Thunderbird. It looks and works like T/B, but it is not modified every
few weeks. I was having various problems with T/B on Windows recently, 
one of which is that it would not open until about 100 old messages
were cleared ONE AT A TIME! I have had no problem with Eudora OSE. In 
Linux, I have converted to a different fork, FossaMail, which also
looks and works like Thunderbird. Fossa and I _believe_ Eudora has 
filter files compatible with T/B, so you can replace the new unused file
with a copy of the T/B one. (Make sure to save a copy of the original, 
in case this should not work.)

--doug



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