Sharing Mozilla Thunderbird Mail Between Windows and Linux

Saturday March 13th, 2004

David Tenser writes: "An increasing number of people are using more than one operating system. Linux is a great alternative to Windows, but many people feel they don't want to abandon Windows completely. This newly written tutorial will show you how you can share your local mail storage between the two operating systems on a dual boot computer."

#7 Problems sharing Thunderbird 0.9 Windows/Linux

by carbonturtle

Thursday November 18th, 2004 5:16 PM

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I was encouraged by David Tenser's article and these postings by pleased users who experienced success, but I haven't gotten it to work yet.

Does anything different have to be done in Thunderbird 0.9?

How about for Fedora Core 3? (I built my own RPM; couldn't find a "thunderbird-0.9-1.fc3.i386.rpm" anywhere-- maybe that's the problem? I'm assuming it's important to have the same version of Thunderbird in both OS's. Is that true? If not I could try the "official" Fedora Core 3 rpm for Tbird 0.8)

Symptoms: after copying the prefs.js file from Windows over to Linux and modifying the paths as prescribed, I open Thunderbird in Linux. I see the various accounts, but don't see any messages (I even saved an email in the Drafts folder on the Windows side, but didn't see anything from the Linux side).

I've been dreaming for months of a utopian existence where I don't have to reboot to check my email. Can anybody help me?