[CentOS] Using Thunderbird as local mail reader

Alexander Georgiev alexander.georgiev at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 10:16:13 UTC 2009

2009/8/23 fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>:
> Hi!
> I'm trying to figure out how to use Thunderbird as a local mail reader.
> So far I don't see any way to configure it other than as a POP3 or IMAP mail reader,
> but I get my mail locally and would like to try using Tbird to read it.
> What am I overlooking?

Several years ago it was possible to use directly the mailbox spool file.
As I remember the mail account type was "Movemail".

Google for thunderbird + Movemail

Search got several pages like:


perhaps it is still possible
Best regards

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