[Samba] Samba 4 & Thunderbird Mail Client

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 18:44:04 UTC 2019

On 8/1/19 2:07 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 01.08.19 um 17:12 schrieb Gaiseric Vandal via samba:
>> 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?
>> 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.
> says who?
> i assume you never seen something like user profiles on a central server
> like in most bigger setups and the thunderbird profile holds way more
> data then just the mails
> so your whole response is nonsense

If saving thunderbird profile on a network directory causes problems, 
and the problem goes away by switching to local, and there aren't new 
problems created by switching it to local, then the simplest option may 
be to switch to local and move on to the next problem.  I have yet to 
meet any IT people how have too much time on their hands.

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