From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 (Macintosh; U; PPC) BuildID: 2001103108 progress bar (barber pole) froze for about 2 hours, while clock on menu bar continued to work properly, demonstrating that the system was continuing to operate. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. install mozilla 2. at the import prompt, hit return 3. Expected Results: the number of messages that have been processed should be displayed; in the same fashion as the count of downloaded messages, or the percentage of an image, for consistency.
Reporter, what type of messages are being imported? POP messages from your old 4.x profile?
Yes, I added up the folder counts. That's only since 1999. The rest is backed up. Wallstreet, 300 MHz, 8GB HD
reassigning to default owner.
To clarify, the Reporter apparently has 150,000 saved POP messages he was attempting to import. Received via e-mail: email@example.com wrote: > > http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107987 > > ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2001-11-01 21:05 ------- > Reporter, what type of messages are being imported? POP messages from your old 4.x > profile? yes, whatever the default import found.
And, furthermore... Greg Kolanek wrote: > > Please clarify: you mean that you had 150,000 POP e-mail messages in your old profile for Mozilla to import? > Yes, I added up the folder counts. > You can understand my surprise, I'm sure. That's an incredible quantity of e-mail. > Not really, that's only since 1999. The rest is backed up. Of course, that's only on this account. I have other accounts that I handle with Eudora instead. Hint: I've been on email since circa 1978 and am one of the "Internet Engineers". I get 200-300 messages a day, of which roughly 30-50 each day are addressed directly to me, requiring an answer -- the rest to engineering groups. How do I put this clarification into the bugzilla? Although I've been on the mozilla announce, crypto, and mail-news lists since the week they were founded, I'm only just now trying out the bugzilla (after discussion of these topics on the mailing list) at the suggestion of Spitzer. -- William Allen Simpson
Are you migrating the profile from 4.x or importing the messages (i.e. from Outlook, Outlook Express or Eudora)?
NS 4.x. There is no mail in "Outlook Express", but the cookies and bookmarks were migrated from there (by default, without any prompt to me). But the Eudora mail wasn't migrated.
William, can you still reproduce this problem using Mozilla 0.9.6?
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This bug is targeted at a Mac classic platform/OS, which is no longer supported by mozilla.org. Please re-target it to another platform/OS if this bug applies there as well or resolve this bug. I will resolve this bug as WONTFIX in four weeks if no action has been taken. To filter this and similar messages out, please filter for "mac_cla_reorg".
This should be listed as closed and/or wontfix. It didn't get fixed in 3 years. On my current platform (MacOSX), Netscape 7.2 couldn't import my 4.x mail either. I reported the hard crashes there, and MacOS itself sent a report to Apple. I ended up hand migrating, copying the mail file tree into the mozilla folder, and editting the preferences by guess. Then, a simple subject search on the whole mail folder generated the new index files. At least on MacOS flavors, import problems persist. But I don't have a good way to test anymore. My saved email is now over 300,000 messages, and 3.5 GB uncompressed, with another 200 MB compressed on zip disks. I was able to import my 212 MB eudora folder this week, and I try that every so often. When thunderbird is stable, maybe I'll try again.