thunderbird 2.0 not compiled with UNIX (movemail) acccount option.

Bug #148942 reported by Scott Beamer on 2007-10-04
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

This has been present in previous Ubuntu versions of Thunderbird but is missing now.

To make sure it wasn't Mozilla that removed this, I downloaded the Mozilla version of Tbird and it indeed does offer a UNIX (Movemail) local account option.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 4 05:46:29 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: mozilla-thunderbird
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux scottbox 2.6.22-12-generic #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 18:11:30 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Scott Beamer (angrykeyboarder) wrote :
Timo Reimann (timo.reimann) wrote :

I can confirm that with Thunderbird (Gutsy), there is still no way to create a Movemail account. This keeps me from integrating localhost mail into TB.

Fabien Tassin (fta) wrote :

dist/bin/isp/movemail.rdf is built but not installed into the debs. It's a packaging bug.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package thunderbird -

thunderbird ( hardy; urgency=low

  * stability update:
  * drop keep_version_2006.patch patch as we don't ship a pre-release
    build anymore
    - delete debian/patches/keep_version_2006.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3
    - update debian/control
  * make Build-Depends more diff friendly
    - update debian/control

  [ Fabien Tassin ]
  * Ship movemail.rdf (LP: #148942)
    - add debian/patches/ship_movemail_rdf
    - update debian/patches/series
  * Fix typo in french description of the update-notifier file
    - update debian/thunderbird-restart-required.update-notifier
  * Add XRender detection code in configure
    - add debian/patches/bz344818_att264996_detect_xrender
    - update debian/patches/autoconf-regen
    - update debian/patches/series
  * Add a menu file for thunderbird
    - add debian/

thunderbird ( gutsy-security; urgency=low

  * security/stability update (pre fetched from CVS):
  * MFSA 2007-29 aka CVE-2007-5339 (browser), CVE-2007-5340 (javascript)
  * MFSA 2007-30 aka CVE-2007-1095
  * MFSA 2007-31 aka CVE-2007-2292
  * MFSA 2007-32 aka CVE-2007-3511, CVE-2006-2894
  * MFSA 2007-33 aka CVE-2007-5334
  * MFSA 2007-34 aka CVE-2007-5337
  * MFSA 2007-35 aka CVE-2007-5338
  * MFSA 2007-36 aka CVE-2007-4841 (windows only)

  * debian/patches/bz389801-theme-crash-with-GtkOptionMenu-indicator_size-and-indicator_spacing.patch:
    drop patch - applied upstream
  * debian/patches/fix-rss.rdf-install-dir: drop patch - applied upstream.
  * debian/patches/keep_version_2006.patch: stick with version info
  * debian/patches/autoconf-regen: rerun autoconf2.13
  * debian/patches/series: adapt series file accordingly.

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Sat, 29 Dec 2007 22:20:38 +0100

Changed in thunderbird:
status: New → Fix Released
Marian Sigler (maix42) wrote :

I have gutsy and Thunderbird (, but there is still no movemail account option. (I have gutsy-security enabled)

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