[Samba] Roaming Profiles - the next step (OT)

Nicholas Brealey nick at brealey.org
Tue Nov 8 21:24:54 GMT 2005

Simon Faulkner wrote:
> So,  if I switch to Thunderbird and use IMAP can I get a fully roaming 
> profile?

If only this was true!

Sorry for this gripe, it has being annoying me for years!

Take a look at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74085

This bug took 4 years from the report to claimed fix.
I need to try Thunderbird 1.5 to see if it is really fixed.
(So much for Mozilla being more responsive to users than Microsoft!)

Thunderbird may still be storing IMAP cache data in CSIDL_APPDATA
instead of CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA which means users roaming profiles become

Thunderbird also lacks an option to delete locally cached copies
of messages.

Outlook Express uses CSIDL_APPDATA and CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA properly and 
has an option for deleting the locally cached copies of downloaded e-mails.

I like Thunderbird much better than Outlook Express but have had to 
encourgae my users to use OE because of this problem.

Follow ups should probably not go to the Samba list!


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