Configuring Akonadi for Thunderbird Maildir access

I read this and this.

Then I installed the Akonadi console:

root@tact:/home/jj5# apt-get install akonadiconsole

I opened it from K -> Applications -> Development -> Akonadi Management and Debugging Console.

Then in it I selected Agents -> Local Folders.

Then I changed: /home/jj5/.local/share/akonadi_maildir_resource_0 to my ‘important’ Thunderbird ImapMail directory.

Thunderbird Maildir backend

I’m trying to figure out how to get my Thunderbird to use Maildir instead of Mbox so my backups are less data intensive.

I opened about:config via Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Config Editor…

Then I changed “mail.serverDefaultStoreContractID” from “;1” to “;1”.

Everything is easy when you know how!