Re: Possible Thunderbird Backend
- From: "D Bera" <dbera web gmail com>
- To: "Kevin Kubasik" <kevin kubasik net>
- Cc: dashboard-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: Possible Thunderbird Backend
- Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:53:23 -0500
Some of the commands are mentioned here:
Maybe the ids are mapping stored in the "infamous" mork files :) (like
the evo summary files). Look for non-mbox files in the mail store.
> From my rooting around, I have still been unable to extract or locate
> how the number variable is determined. If someone wants to give me a
> hand, once we find where that number comes from, its easy from there.
> Kevin Kubasik
> On 3/22/06, D Bera <dbera web gmail com> wrote:
> > > I know this has been brought up several times in the past, and has
> > > generally been rejected, but I have managed to dig up an interesting
> > > (and relevant) tidbit.
> > >
> > > Thunderbird does support a URL scheme to open mails from the command
> > > line. Most of this was me poking around random code/irc but lo and
> > > behold the Thunderbird URL scheme.
> > >
> > > mozilla-thunderbird
> > > mailbox:///home/kevin/.mozilla-thunderbird/3982yzw2.default/Mail/Local\
> > > Folders/Sent?number=4614
> > >
> > > (My sample, IMAP is 10 times harder, but it seems doable)
> > >
> > > It basically references the file directly, and then includes the
> > > message number/id (I don't have any specific terminology on this)
> > >
> > > My issue to date has been determining the message ID based upon the
> > > mbox file. I plan on continuing my search, but I wanted to share what
> > > I had for anyone who wanted to help etc.
> > Wonderful discovery ! The count or the id (generally the id for mbox message
> > is the first line of the message saying "From ...", _not_ the header "From:")
> > can be used to create the uris. Modulo some details, its pretty much
> > copy/pasting from the evo-mail backend to get a thunderbird backend. (Details
> > like deletion of messages etc. can be handled later).
Debajyoti Bera @ http://dbera.blogspot.com
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