From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010629 BuildID: 20010909? Just got a copy of OS X a couple of weeks ago, and decided to try living with it for a while. I first downloaded NC 6.1 and it imported the wrong mail somehow, so I used Moz 0.9.2 in Mac OS 9.1 to import my mail from NC 4.78, then dragged the Mail and Bookmarks files from the ~/Documents/Mozilla/Profiles/myprofile/randomnumbers file to the Mozilla file in Users/Library/Mozilla, etc in X and it worked! All my mail came over and was visible in X, with some of the same problems in "The Mail that would not die" bug. Now when I go backwards and try to drag the Mail folder from Fizzilla to the Mozilla Profiles folder in Mac OS 9.2.1 (updated in the meantime) it only shows the mail up to the day I switched to X. So Fizzilla must store messages differently somehow, and I cannot retrieve them except to go back to X and forward them to myself. I have also tried to use NC 4.78 to read the files, and it cannot read past the 9th of Sept, which is when I switched. My apologies if this is not a bug, but it seems like there would be lots of folks trying X, then returning after their patience wears thin. Surely some accomodation for migrating between OS's or having a common file that Mozilla from both OS's can write to and read from. I tried moving the Mail file several times and always had the same result, so I'm assuming that there's a different mail cache file in OS X. Also, I left the "Leave messages on Server" checked in Mozilla for X (jic...), but am missing everything I Sent after the 9th when I open those files in Mozilla for OS 9.x. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Use Fizzilla for email client 2. Try to drag Mail folder from Mozilla Folder in X partition to Mozilla Folder in 9.x partition 3. Actual Results: Mail gathered by Fizzilla will not be readable in Mozilla for Mac os 9.x Expected Results: Would find a display my mail from Fizzilla
not a mail database issue, a backend issue, probably. JF, is someone doing OS/X? Feel free to reassign to someone who is doing OS/X. Also, QA, could someone try this on OS/X? Thanks!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Mail Database → Mail Back End
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: bienvenu → ducarroz
Was downloading a nightly and decided to open the Inbox files on Moz Classic and X with a text editor while I was waiting. The X Inbox has only the old mail, Sept 9 and back. But the Classic Inbox has the mail after that, so it might be that my dragging the mail folder redid the file path? It would appear that Fizzilla is saving mail in and using the Mozilla folder in Classic. I'm having problems getting Classic to be stable in X since I went to 9.2.1, but I'm going to reboot into it and see if Moz for Classic is reading Fizzilla's file. What's odd about this to me is that I have the two systems on seperate partitions, so it should have copied the mail files. Is there a path indicator of some sort inside the Mail folder? What I'm betting is that they're reading each other's folders somehow, cross platform. I'm going to experiment with dragging only one file over and see if it changes anything.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1
Sorry to add yet another comment to this bug, but now I'm thoroughly lost. Originally dragged the Mozilla folder from OS9 Documents to OS X Library folder to copy Bookmarks/Mail. Which it did, but apparently both Moz and Fizz were actually reading off of the folder on the OS9 partition, and that's why the original bug was submitted, because I couldn't figure that out. Now both Moz and Fizz are reading from some file somewhere just fine, and since the Bookmarks are right up-to-date in the OS9 folder I think it must be there. BUT, that Mail folder, when dragged from OS 9 partition to another OS 9 partition (on laptop) is way out of date (Bookmarks were fine). Opening the Inbox in a text editor revelas two oddities; 1) no new mail since 9/14, and 2) mail that was supposedly deleted going back to the first of the year and beyond is still there, making for a document of titanic size. Could someone please take a moment to explain to me where my current mail is? When I open Moz and Fizz it is current, but I cannot move it or archive it or even FIND it. This needs to be either fixed or explained tuit suite. Much though I love (and tirelessly recommend) Mozilla, not being able to sync Mail folders is going to kill my interest in it. And surely it slows Moz down to have to work with those huge files of undeleted mail. My apologies again if I ask for the impossible or have overlooked something obvious, but I can only find two Mozilla files with Mail Bookmarks, etc. on my computer, and the Inboxes are identically out-of date.
I solved the last problem I reported. Both versions of Mozilla (X and OS9) were working off of a Mozilla folder in my OS 9 Trash. I am quite sure that I did not put it there. So the Mozilla folder in my OS 9 /Applications/Documents WAS outdated. If I had not thought to look through the OS 9 Trash folder I would have never found it. The folder in the Trash was totally up-to-date. I have since tried using Mozilla on both OS's and they work from that folder (placed back in the Documents folder on the OS 9 partition) and so far it has not moved back to the Trash. since I am rarely in OS 9 anymore I am mystified as to how that folder got there, but have noticed that there were a lot of "Rescued Items From...) folders in the Trash as well, just like the ones NC 4.7x used to generate continually. Knowing how these things go, this probably won't happen to anyone else, so I'll just go quietly back to the Twilight Zone, playing my Theramin and whistling a tune with a red face...&^) I only post this in case it should happen to some other poor soul who's actually depending on Mozilla.
Assignee: ducarroz → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: esther → backend
Product: Core → MailNews Core
not 100% certain, but comment 5 sounds like WFM. => WFM per reporter
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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