[Samba] Samba 4 & Thunderbird Mail Client

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 15:12:58 UTC 2019

On 8/1/19 10:51 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> On 01/08/2019 15:27, Marco Shmerykowsky PE via samba wrote:
>> I'm running Samba 4 and I've created a share on a
>> member server to hold the message files for the
>> Thunderbird email client.
>> Over time I seem to get corruption of the message
>> files to the point where the folder file needs
>> to be reconstructed outside of Thunderbird.
>> In other cases, the file corruption in combination
>> with folder compaction results in deletion of
>> the messages in the folder.
>> This doesn't appear to happen if the message file
>> are stored locally.  I'm starting to suspect something
>> with how Thunderbird and Samba are interacting with
>> respect to handling the files.
>> Any ideas?
> No, mainly through lack of information.
> I know you are using Samba, but what version ? On what OS ? What is in 
> your smb.conf ?
> How are you connecting Thunderbird to Samba ?
> Rowland
Presumably samba is NOT the mail server ?      Assuming your mail server 
is using IMAP4 (not POP3) then there isn't any reason NOT to use local 
drive for thunderbird data.

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