Thunderbird and multiple accounts on the same server

I ended up having to create a second account on my private IMAP server (don't get me started why ...), and it turns out Thunderbird (at least v3beta) did not like this. It's limited to only one account per server. I tried using a different CNAME for the server, and albeit Thunderbird now lets me configure the second account, it only works until you restart TB. The final solution (thanks Dmose) is to create a new A-record with the same IP, then TBird happily works with the second accounts as well.

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Re: Thunderbird and multiple accounts on the same server

Thunderbird is limited to one account per USER NAME on the same server.

I can create two accounts identical in account name,
identical in email address, identical in server names, ports and SSL,
as long as the USER (logon) NAMES differ.

This is annoying as I'm now

This is annoying as I'm now trying to configure AVG's email scanner which requires that the server name be set as 127.0.0.1 in thunderbird for serveral different domains where my username is the same on all i.e. FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME