When creating a new RSS account, Seamonkey stores it in a new Thunderbird profile folder

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SeaMonkey
MailNews: Account Configuration
UNCONFIRMED
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Snertev, Unassigned)

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SeaMonkey 2.40 Branch

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0 SeaMonkey/2.40
Build ID: 20160120202951

Steps to reproduce:

1. create a new RSS account in Mail;
2. add a new RSS feed or import a RSS feed list.


Actual results:

Seamonkey stores the RSS folder hierarchy and files in a Thunderbird profile folder.


Expected results:

If the Thunderbird profile already exists, Seamonkey adds a brand new one and stores the RSS files there.

If the Thunderbird profile doesn't exist, Seamonkey creates a brand new one, "Thunderbird" parent folder included.

I've originally imported the whole mail and RSS files from Thunderbird. When I deleted the original "Thunderbird" profile, the RSS account was gone as well.

Comment 1

2 years ago
Cannot confirm.

WinXP
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0 SeaMonkey/2.40

Profile folder: C:\Mozilla\21.dumy
 
 
Visit: http://johnbokma.com/index.rss
Subscribe now

Result: C:\Mozilla\21.dumy\Mail\Feeds\John Bokma - freelance Perl Programmer
 
 
Visit: http://feeds.mashable.com/Mashable
Subscribe now

Result: C:\Mozilla\21.dumy\Mail\Feeds\Mashable

 
 
Visit: https://noscript.net/feed
Subscribe now

Result: C:\Mozilla\21.dumy\Mail\Feeds\NoScript Updates

Comment 2

2 years ago
> I've originally imported the whole mail and RSS files from Thunderbird.

Suspect that has something to do with it.

Open Mail

Local Folders
View settings for this account
What does it show for, Local directory: ?

Blogs & News Feeds
What does it show for, Local directory: ?
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Comment 3

2 years ago
(In reply to therube from comment #2)
> > I've originally imported the whole mail and RSS files from Thunderbird.
> 
> Suspect that has something to do with it.
> 
> Open Mail
> 
> Local Folders
> View settings for this account
> What does it show for, Local directory: ?
> 
> Blogs & News Feeds
> What does it show for, Local directory: ?

You're right.

The former points to the "Seamonkey" profile folder, while the latter to the "Thunderbird" profile folder.

Nevertheless, it seems a bug, because both should point to "Seamonkey" folder, after importation.

In addition to this, this behavior may cause data loss for people who are in the habit to cleaning their AppData folder from orphan folders of uninstalled software without having done a previous backup of the new one.
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Comment 4

2 years ago
However, if I change the target folder in Seamonkey, the new path is ignored and the RSS feeds are still stored in the original Thunderbird profile folder that was created during data importation.
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Comment 5

2 years ago
I've to correct my previous comment.

Seamonkey respect the path set in that setting. I had reinstalled Thunderbird in order to do some more tests and it's TB to create the second profile folder, now. It's likely a bug in the import routine that is of course shared from both software.
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