Lingering Sent folder (special folder) can't be deleted

UNCONFIRMED
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Thunderbird
Account Manager
UNCONFIRMED
a year ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: Mark Filipak, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.9) Gecko/20100101 Goanna/2.0 Firefox/38.9 PaleMoon/26.2.1
Build ID: 20160406094806

Steps to reproduce:

In TBird, I deleted 2 accounts: '/mail/namecheap/' & '/mail/webmasterworld/'. Each had a sent mail target folder that is a subfolder of a different account (account 'X') -- history: when I specified that sent mail be put into '/mail/x/namecheap/' & '/mail/x/webmasterworld/', those folders turned into blue postage stamps.

Later, I deleted '/mail/namecheap/' & '/mail/webmasterworld/'.


Actual results:

'/mail/x/namecheap/' & '/mail/x/webmasterworld/' remained blue postage stamps and can't be deleted.


Expected results:

'/mail/x/namecheap/' & '/mail/x/webmasterworld/' should have turned into regular folders.
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Comment 1

a year ago
This is the 2nd time I've reported this bug.

Is there a workaround?

How can I force '/mail/x/namecheap/' & '/mail/x/webmasterworld/' to become ordinary folders so that I can delete them?
(In reply to Mark Filipak from comment #1)
> This is the 2nd time I've reported this bug.

In this list? 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&product=Core&product=Firefox&product=MailNews%20Core&product=NSPR&product=Thunderbird&product=Toolkit&emailreporter1=1&emailtype1=exact&bugidtype=include&email1=MarkFilipak.mozilla%40gmail.com&list_id=13052135

> Is there a workaround?
> 
> How can I force '/mail/x/namecheap/' & '/mail/x/webmasterworld/' to become
> ordinary folders so that I can delete them?

look for the folderflags addon
Component: Untriaged → Account Manager
Summary: Lingering blue postage stamps (sent folders) can't be deleted → Lingering Sent folder (special folder) can't be deleted

Updated

a year ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1238162
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Comment 4

a year ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #2)
> (In reply to Mark Filipak from comment #1)
> > Is there a workaround?
> look for the folderflags addon

It worked like a charm. Thank you, Wayne! And, it's well designed. With no reading at all, I brought up the folder properties, saw the 'Flags' tab, and resent the 'Sent' flags for two obsolete folders. When I eventually deleted the folders, TBird went "away" for a long, long, time (with no indication of what it was doing), but it eventually came back.

Regarding bug: I expect that when I remove an account, the 'Sent' folder would be either deleted, or at least marked as not-'Sent' (not blue postage stamp).

Updated

a year ago
See Also: → bug 1307017
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