Leave messages on server checkbox for movemail does not work



MailNews Core
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Joachim Herb, Assigned: Adam D. Moss)


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16 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.7+) Gecko/20020104
BuildID:    2002010408

When checking the "leave messages on server" checkbox for a movemail account,
the setting is not saved (when closing the "Mail and Newsgroups account
settings" window and opening it again, it's gone) and it does have no effect

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Mail and Newsgroups account settings for a movemail account and set the
"leave messages on server" checkbox in the server settings.
2.Close the window and open it again
3."leave messages on server" is off again.

Actual Results:  The setting has gone and messages are removed from the server
when downloding them.

Expected Results:  The option should be set and messages should be leaft on the
server. It should only be copied to the INBOX

Comment 1

16 years ago
dup of bug #65720 ?

Comment 2

16 years ago
It's probably a dup. But then the severity of bug #65720 shouldn't be
enhancement, because it's a real bug. If you check the box leave messages on
server, you expect mozilla to do it.

Comment 3

16 years ago
I had this problem about a month or two ago.  I created a new profile using a
later build and the problem went away.  Using the old profile and a new build, I
deleted and re-created the email account and the problem disappeared, the "leave
mail on server" checkbox worked properly.  In my case it was a profile problem
and it seemed to start when I selected password mananger to remember my email
Anyway, the problem has disappeared and not returned.

Comment 4

16 years ago
I created a new account but it didn't work (Build ID 2002040108). To be more
precise movemail didn't work at all. I couldn't load any new messages. Also when
I check the leave message on server box, the information was not saved. So same
behaviour as before.

Comment 5

16 years ago
definitely confirming this bug as it happens for me too and i heard people on
irc saying they have it too. changing os to all (i have win32). new profile
didn't help.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All

Comment 6

16 years ago
Whoa whoa there rossi, movemail doesn't even make sense
on win32.  It's not built there.

The smaller issue here is that the 'leave messages on server'
feature doesn't exist for movemail and isn't likely to
ever do so, but the real issue is that there really isn't a
UI for movemail in the tree -- any movemail configuration
done outside of editing the prefs file is at your own risk
and will probably lead to weirdness anyway.

Rather than morph this bug into 'there isn't a working
config UI for movemail at all' bug, I'm going to close
this one and request that interested parties file a
new bug along those lines if desired.

Comment 7

16 years ago
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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