Linux/Windows Dual Boot - IMAP

Posted on 2003-02-20
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I've gotten fed up of having to mess around and keep two sets of mail folders active at any one time.  I've decided that now, things are changing.

I want to set up a set of IMAP folders on a FAT32 drive that both Linux and Windows have access to, and keep an IMAPd running on Win and Lin.  Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how on earth I can go about this?
Question by:pmsumner
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 7992060
hurray for symbolic links!

ln -s mail_folder

but it wont be as simple as you would like, they all store their data differently - for example check out your express vs mozilla imap mail folders, now maybe if you ran mozilla on both windows/linux it would work - what's your setup?

Author Comment

ID: 7995835
Currently running WinXP, not using any mail client here.  I have a shell account where all my mail goes to atm, just shell in and check there.

Linus - use fetchmail to download, and mutt to check mail there, though have imapd running to allow use of squirrelmail (web based email client).

Am thinking it's probably just easier to move my mail folder to a shared FAT32 partition and find a Windows port of Mutt!

Accepted Solution

majorwoo earned 150 total points
ID: 7997317
might be, or use putty to shell from windows too

Featured Post

Certified OpenStack Administrator Course

We just refreshed our COA course based on the Newton exam.  With 14 labs, this course goes over the different OpenStack services that are part of the certification: Dashboard, Identity Service, Image Service, Networking, Compute, Object Storage, Block Storage, and Orchestration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question