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Klonk
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Run TB portable next to regular TB?

Hi,

I'm just wondering whether it is possible to run Thunderbird portable when another (locally installed) instance of Thunderbird is running.

Following situation:
At work I use Thunderbird which runs all the time.
Now I would like to check my personal emails with a thunderbird portable installed on an USB drive.
Is this possible? Will there be any interference?

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No/maybe

Normally it isn't possible as the portable version displays an error message because Thunderbird think is not meant to be run like that. But you can set allow multiple instances=true via ini file and then it works but I don't know about settings getting messed up.
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usually it won't let you open more than one instance of TB at once. However, if you look hard enough, there probably is a setting somewhere which will allow multiple instances. I just don't know where it is.

Here's what I would do if I were you:
put an extra profile in the local TB which downloads your personal account's messages, but leaves a copy on the server.

Set it up so that any emails you send from the personal account get Bcc'd right back to you (and make a rule in TBP that sends any messages from you to your "Sent" folder).

That way, if you want to keep a log of your personal emails, you've got one (as soon as you get home and download your mail to your key), and you don't have to figure out how to get multiple instances of TB to run.

I wouldn't know if that's ok with your boss, though. Some bosses are picky about that kind of stuff.
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