[ILUG] /var/spool/mail to Thunderbird (fedora 8)
ant at elivefree.net
Wed Jan 2 19:37:10 GMT 2008
> Would this work:
> ln -s /var/spool/mail/user /
> Would this allow me to see spool mail within Thunderbird?
> could I likewise see error logs from within TB?
That might work but it might be better to use Thunderbirds to configure
a new 'movemail' account. It's a not very well publicised feature. (I
just remember seeing the option there when setting up a new email
account in previous versions of Thunderbird). Since I've never tried
this, I've no idea how well it will work. It may not be such a good idea
as there are a few gotchas with file locking permissions.
An web search for "thunderbird movemail" should help. Here are a few
links to start you off:
If this approach proves to be overly problematic, I'd suggest installing
dovecot and accessing your email via IMAP. Dovecot is very flexible and
quite easy* to install and configure.
Best wishes and happy new year,
* relative to other IMAP servers that I tried to use to access my
existing mail spool that stored my mail messages in mbox format
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