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Post Posted February 15th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Is Thunderbird ever going to get a good pluggable mail store that uses sqlite?

Or will the only two options ever be mbox and maildir?

Yes, maildir is better than mbox, but come on, this is 2017, time to move on to something more professional.

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Post Posted February 15th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Moving to Thunderbird General as there is no current support issue here..

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Post Posted February 15th, 2017, 2:18 pm

DanRaisch wrote:Moving to Thunderbird General as there is no current support issue here..

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Post Posted February 16th, 2017, 8:24 pm

I'd say sqlite is unlikely

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Post Posted July 13th, 2017, 7:15 am

Honestly, is this the best option we have in 2017?

Individual emails stored in hundreds of plain text files?

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Post Posted July 13th, 2017, 7:24 am

If you don't like that switch to mbox for the message files.

How is the account set up in Thunderbird, as POP or IMAP? Find out using menu path Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings->Server Type at the top right of the dialogue.

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2017, 6:22 pm

The developers main focus (other than maintenance) seems to be on making preparations for developing a next generation of Thunderbird that will work without several technologies that Mozilla is dropping support for. They don't have the resources available for adding SQLite support to the pluggable storage interface. I vaguely remember reading about a decision about 8 years ago to only add built-in support for maildir and leave implementing SQLite to anybody that wanted to write a add-on for it.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361807
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=402392
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Pl ... ail_Stores

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 10:59 am

I'm still using Thunderbird 47, but I keep wondering about this. Can someone please confirm that mbox and maildir are the only two options available in the latest beta please?

What major changes are there between 47 and 5x other than "rust" encoding?

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 11:39 am

"Can someone please confirm that mbox and maildir are the only two options available in the latest beta please?"

Yes. I just checked using the latest nightly build.

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Post Posted October 26th, 2017, 12:28 pm

See this page for the release notes on the various versions of Thunderbird -- https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/releases/

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