Last Comment Bug 365879 - Don't ship movemail.rdf on the Mac
: Don't ship movemail.rdf on the Mac
: fixed1.8.1.2
Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
: 2.0
: x86 Windows XP
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: Thunderbird2.0
Assigned To: Scott MacGregor
Depends on: 379705
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Reported: 2007-01-03 20:25 PST by Scott MacGregor
Modified: 2014-09-30 22:03 PDT (History)
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the fix (563 bytes, patch)
2007-01-03 20:27 PST, Scott MacGregor
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Description User image Scott MacGregor 2007-01-03 20:25:49 PST
Now that the RDF files can be installed via extensions for the account manager, I'd like to turn off movemail for the mac. if the demand is there we can ship it as an extension. I think the dotmac and gmail rdf files are going to be much more useful for most users.

We'll leave movemail on for unix
Comment 1 User image Scott MacGregor 2007-01-03 20:27:29 PST
Created attachment 250419 [details] [diff] [review]
the fix

don't define MOZ_MOVEMAIL in for the Mac.
Comment 2 User image David :Bienvenu 2007-01-03 20:33:07 PST
Comment on attachment 250419 [details] [diff] [review]
the fix

this will probably make a few folks unhappy, but anyone who can set up movemail can drop the rdf file in the right place :-)
Comment 3 User image Joshua Root 2007-08-23 07:22:31 PDT
Movemail does not work in the official Mac builds even with movemail.rdf installed in the right place. It *does* work if you reverse this patch and make a custom build. IOW, this patch makes it impossible to use movemail on the Mac, rather than simply hiding the functionality. I take it that the latter is what was intended?
Comment 4 User image James McLean 2007-08-26 23:31:47 PDT
I can also confirm that Movemail does not work on MacOS X, even with the movemail.rdf in "/Applications/"

Was there good reason why this was taken out? Removing this has caused a bit of an inconvenience.
Comment 5 User image Buen Genio 2014-09-30 22:03:39 PDT
I also need the ability to access my OSX mail spool in Thunderbird, as I'm doing a lot of development involving postfix, and don't want to use an external mail server for testing, especially when offline.

At least please point to the location of a working .rdf file so that those who need it can re-enable this functionality. 


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