Thunderbird and local mail ?
beni.brinckman at scarlet.be
Sun Mar 13 07:32:24 PST 2005
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| FreeBSDBeni wrote:
|> System: 5.3-REL-p5
|> I would like to get my local mail (from /var/mail/<user>) in my
|> Thunderbird (v1.0 - 20050310) mailbox.
|> I found
|> which is talking about version 0.3... But I get the same message
|> as described after having created a movemail mailbox : "unable to
|> create <user>.lock file". I've tried to set up a movemail for
|> the user and one for Root, but get the same message back.
|> So, how do I get those local mails transferred into my mailbox ?
| How and why are you getting local mail? If your using TB for
| pop/smtp (via ISP), and all you really want is to ensure you get
| root's mail, goto /etc/mail and edit aliases to something like
As to the how and why part : someone has to read the daily/weekly
output from /etc/periodic/, no ? Kmail and others handle it nicely, so
why shoudn't Thunderbird do it ? (By the way, in Kmail all you have to
do is create a "local mailbox", point the location to /var/mail/<user>
and chose None as locking method).
| root: youremail at yourisp.com
I have : "root: beni" (and ran newaliases) which is me as the user.
Why should I send those mails to my ISP and then be read back with TB,
since they are already here ?
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