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."

#9 Message filters on unix and windows

by grshank

Monday December 13th, 2004 9:18 AM

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I created a thunderbird account on Windows and successfully managed to use the same account when logged in to Linux. The only thing that wasn't working was my message filters. Thunderbird couldn't find some of my message filter folders.

The problem was that the msgFilterRules.dat file referred to the folders all in uppercase (like STAR), when the actual Window files were in all lower case (star). I modified the msgFilterRules.dat file so that all uppercase folders were all lowercase, and now it works. Folders in all lowercase or mixed upper and lower case worked fine.