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Portable Thunderbird: Network stored email

Situation:

I have a couple of laptops that I use. I want to have a single configuration of several apps that I can use identically on each system. This includes firefox, mail client and my text editor of choice.

The issue with the mail client is I have a lot of historic email. I don't want to drag it all around on a key (security for one thing), but I do want to drag around the config of my mail client between the laptops.

I would like to use Portable Thunderbird, but only IF I can set it to store my mail on the NAS at home. Yes, that ties me to only using the mail client when on my network, but, that's not a problem. When away from home I use webmail now anyway.

Can this be done?

John T. Haller
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Keep the whole program

on the network drive and it'll work without a hitch. That's the only way as Thunderbird expects ALL of its local mail store to be within the profile. Nowhere else.

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THEMike (not verified)
Great, thanks for the fast

Great, thanks for the fast answer.

Further Question:

If I set it up on the NAS, can I set it up to be the default mail client on my laptops? And can I set it up to launch a particular profile.

i.e. I have one Portable Thunderbird installed on the NAS, two profiles, myself and my wife. We both log into random systems, we can have the portable thunderbird as our default mail client on any system, and launch to our profile from our logins on the machines?

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In theory

Personally, I recommend installing TB locally and then pointing it to the profile you want to use by editing the profiles.ini which you'll find here:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Thunderbird

Then it would work for both of you whether you launch it on startup or from another app.

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THEMike (not verified)
Ah yeah, that would make a

Ah yeah, that would make a great deal of sense!

Thanks a lot!

(Going to be using portable firefox anyway, on a key, so I can take it to work, love the work you are doing)

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