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Beagle searching Mozilla Thunderbird mails

Thanks to Jakob I found a patch (look at the very end of the page) which enables Beagle to index Thunderbird emails. I created a Gentoo ebuild for me personally to support this. I just made a TAR ball of it, so you can use it, too. To make it running, do the following steps:

  1. Create a portage overlay, if you don't have one, yet (mostly /usr/local/portage).

  2. Add the overlay to your make.conf (PORTDIR_OVERLAY=/usr/local/portage).

  3. Download this TAR ball and extract it into your overlay.

  4. emerge app-misc/beagle-0.2.6

Beagle now automatically indexes your TB mails, if you let it index your home dir. If you're using IMAP, you need to enable the download of messages for offline use. Have fun!

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