[Users] Running Two Instances of CM Simultaneously
dustbiz at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 17:40:37 CEST 2016
Is it possible to have two instances of Claws Mail (CM) running at the
same time? From the bit of research I've done so far it seems like it
might be possible and I'm hoping to test it when I get a chance, but I
thought I'd post here to double-check whether it's worth pursuing.
Here are some more details about the usage scenario I'm thinking of:
PC-A at Location-A runs CM w/ DataSet(i.e.-messages-settings)-A
PC-B at Location-B runs CM w/ DataSet-B
For a period of time, PC-C at Location-C will run 'CM-1' w/ DataSet-A
and 'CM-2' w/ DataSet-B, often running them at the same time. (When the
period of time ends, each DataSet would then be transferred back to its
respective PC/Location for continued separate use.)
Assuming the CM code can handle it, I think all I would need to do to
make it work well is have my two DataSets in different places on PC-C
and then have two clearly-labeled shortcuts that run the necessary
user-configured CM commands to point them to their respective DataSets.
1. Am I right in thinking the CM code can handle this?
2. If #1 is true, do I need to have a certain version or higher of CM
for it to work?
3. Are there any potential problems, caveats, reduced stability, etc.
issues connected with doing this? (i.e. when I've looked into this
before for Thunderbird, my takeaway was that "it's possible, but it
wasn't meant to do that, and things can go wonky sometimes" :) )
Up to now, I've accomplished this by just using two different email
clients, but if I could have them both be the same, it would simplify
Even if there are no definite, quick answers on this, any ideas for
testing, search terms, or links to resources that might be helpful are
welcome. Thanks! :)
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