From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0) BuildID: 2002011913 I'm submitting this on my Windows box, but this bug relates to me using Mozilla on Linux (RH7.2, 2.4.7-10). This bug has been around for about the last 6mths worth of Mozilla releases... For WU IMAP accounts (haven't tried POP or other IMAP server), when there's new messages in the remote mailbox file (eg from filtering mail on the IMAP server using procmail), the mailboxes (aka `folders') in the left-hand-side pane do not refresh themselves during/after send & receive. Only when you actually click inside them do the new messages download and the summary update (ie name turns bold and unread msgs count updates). I've been caught out by this many times, often missing important e-mails, as I had no idea they were sitting there. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: These steps have only been tested against WU IMAP server (latest)... 1. make sure you've got a mailbox on the IMAP server (eg under the root IMAP folder) and you're `subscribed' to it in Mozilla M&N. 2. make a new message go into a mailbox on the IMAP server (eg using procmail to filter into this mailbox on the IMAP server). 3. use Mozilla Mail & News to send/receive/synch with this IMAP account (making sure you're *already* subscribed to this mailbox, as per step 1 above). 4. DO NOT click on this mailbox (aka `folder') in Mozilla M&N...yet. Actual Results: 1. *without* clicking inside the folder representation of this mailbox, you'll see that the unread-messages-count has not been incremented and if this new message is the only new message in that mailbox, the folder name will not be made into a bold font, etc. ie it's user interface is telling you there are no new messages in the mailbox after you've told it to get all new messages, even though there is. Expected Results: 1. what *should* happen is the folder view updates w/out clicking inside it when new messages are found in this mailbox/folder on the IMAP server during/after a send/receive/synch process. 1. *ideally* functionality like that found in MS Outlook Express, etc would be available allowing fine grained control over the synch-process of IMAP folders. eg, MS Outlook Express lets you select *how* the individual folders are kept in synch (eg only-headers/new-messages-only/all-messages/never) and updates whenever you synch or send/receive with the account.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18266 ***