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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Nov 8 23:29:01 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 21:24 +0000, Nicholas Brealey wrote:
> 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
> huge.
> 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.
> </GRIPE>
> Follow ups should probably not go to the Samba list!
agreed - like Outlook, Outlook Express you can store the profile in the
users home directory instead though or use redirection.


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