This blog is in extension to the earlier blog http://mahendratipale.blogspot.com/2008/09/thunderbird-mail-backupmovingshifting.html mentioning backup & moving of mails on linux machine.
If you a dual boot & want to see same mails on both OS. Here is the solution !
Being power user of Linux & windows, I need mails & all other services to work smoothly on both most popular environments. Ater exploring in thunderbird capabilities, I figured out the way to access my company mail account in Linux & Windows using Thunderbird.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\jzk0qj4u.default\Mail\Local Folders
Config your mail account in windows.
Reboot your system to linux.
Install Thunderbird :
Install thunderbird. Version 1.5+ is good enough.
Now mount the C:\ drive on linux using mount command.
Same can be done to mount auto on every boot :
Edit /etc/fstab & add similar line as below
/dev/sda2 /home/mahendra/D_drive vfat gid=501,uid=501 1 1
/dev/sda1 /mnt/c ntfs defaults 0 0
pls check your device name /dev/sda_ , its file system & mount directory.
Now open thunderbird, config data directory path to : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\jzk0qj4u.default\Mail\Local Folders
Restart your thunderbird. I have been using this from last few days. It works smooth. Pls make sure you mount c:\ before opening thunderbird. Otherwise you'll see blanck thunderbird account as mail directory is not accessible.
Comments & Suggestions welcome !!!! :)