Why is "Enable Thunderbird email indexing" grayed out in Tracker Indexing Preferences?

Asked by Endolith

I was looking through Tracker Indexing Preferences, and in the Emails tab, the only thing that's clickable is Evolution. Thunderbird, Kmail and Mailboxes are all grayed out. Why? I use Thunderbird.

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Best Daniel Morrison (danmorrison) said :

According to jamiemcc at ubuntu forums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3649334

"Thunderbird support is experimantal only and disabled in gutsy (would not be wise to enable an experimental feature in gutsy especailly as it needs more testing and refining)"

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Endolith (endolith) said :

Thanks Daniel Morrison, that solved my question.

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Jeremy Impson (jdimpson) said :

Does this answer apply to the "Additional mbox style mailboxes..." section of the same Email tab of tracker-preferences? If so, it's very confusing to have disabled gui bits for non-existent functionality. It should just be absent.

Believe it or not I still use pine (in the form of alpine), and I've been unable to convince trackerd to index the mbox-format files in ~/mail.

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Arnold Daniels (info-adaniels) said :

Is Thunderbird support still experimental for intrepid? The feature seems to be in flux.