[SOLVED] Pointing multiple Thunderbirds to ONE set of mail

I am running a multi-boot set-up and I want to be able to point Thunderbird to one copy of my emails.
sda1 Ubuntu 14.04
sdc1 Kubuntu 14.04
sdc5 Kubuntu 12.04 All emails here
sdc6 Xubuntu 14.04

I want to be able to have Thunderbird on each OS but have them saved on sdc5.

I have looked back at an old thread of mine but it was just to copy the info across, not just use a central one.

automount sdc5 in the other OS’s (through fstab)

make it’s thunderbird mail directory read/write by anyone.

point all versions of thunderbird at that mail directory.

I can do step 1 & 2 but step 3 is a problem as I don’t know how to. I have had a quick look in Thunderbirds settings but cant find any to point to the ‘folders’

Think I’ve found it, I hadn’t set up my email account, now I have, the setting are visible.

I would suggest to do it this way (that is how I do it over several machines):
In case of POP3:
a) In all instances of TB (other than that on sdc5) set:
Edit->Account Settings->[email account]->Server Settings
Put tick by Leave Messages on Server (leave other two boxes empty)
b) On sdc5 set TB to download emails from server:
Make sure that the Leave Messages on Server checkbox is empty.

Easiest:
Set all TB email accounts to IMAP. That way all emails will reside on remote server.

Think I’ll try your way SeZo as I am unable to manually edit the path and the file selector does not show ‘.hidden’ files.

Looks like it’s working, downloading headers as I type.
Cheers SeZo :slight_smile: