[Samba] Thunderbird, CSC and files/folder...

Norbert Hanke norbert.hanke at gmx.ch
Thu Nov 12 19:41:28 UTC 2020


In my experience Thunderbird does not work on a directory that has
CSC/offline files in use without major problems.

We use shares that have no offline caching in use for Thunderbird
profiles, and those work only when the user is online.

Whent that is not an option: put your profile on %localappdata% with no
synchronization at all. As long as you access mail only via imap (no
pop3) and you have no local folders, that profile serves only as a cache
and you don't lose anything when it gets lost. It only takes a bit more
time to update the cache when you go online.


On 12.11.2020 11:09, Marco Gaiarin via samba wrote:
> [ I don't think it is a samba trouble, but indeed some clue... ]
> A user of mine have a rather complex Thunderbird local folder email
> archive, in a network folder (P:\Mail), with CSC enabled (it is a
> portable system).
> Rather frequently (at least once a week) in the share a 'disk folder' (a
> directory) with the same name of the 'file' of the email folder get created.
> Because (AFAI've understood) windows does not support files and
> directory with the same name in a dir, windows see only the directory.
> The result: the mailbox desappear from thunderbird (or, worster, it is
> still here but is empty).
> Solution: close thunderbird, delete (from windows explorer) the file
> folder (directory) that is empty, the mailbox folder (the file) reappear,
> start thunderbird, all OK.
> It is a bt annoying... and it is not clear if this is a Thunderbird,
> CSC or samba quastion...
> Thanks.

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