Found bug 73684, where you can't utilize select all and move mail messages, but that appears kind of fixed, or not happening in this case. 1) Go into folder with many mail messages (> 8000) (in my case Trash). 2) Hit <ctrl>-a to select all. 3) Drag all messages over to new folder. 4) There are some messages left in the folder you did <ctrl>-a in!
So, this is about really big folder. With number of messages less than 100 it works fine.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Select all in mail folder doesn't really select all → Select All in mail folder with many messages doesn't really select all
Seamonkey 1.0 (0130), Thunderbird 22.214.171.124-0324, Win2K: I created a local folder with 10,000 (small) messages, Select All. The status bar showed "Selected: 10000". In Seamonkey, I dragged the messages to Trash (which was empty to start with); in TB, I simply hit <del>. All the messages were apparently selected for the operation. I noticed the status bar counting down "Moved NNNN of 10000 to Trash" where NNNN was going: 2544, 2594, 2644, 2694... (in Thunderbird; in Seamonkey, the progression was similar but the interval wasn't an even 50 messages every time). When it got to the end (e.g. 9994) the program hung -- both Seamonkey and TB. I let it run for five minutes or so (pulling down 98% of CPU), then killed the program. Maybe if I'd let it go longer, the operation would have completed. The apparent hang is probably a different bug, tho. Relevant to this bug: in each case, the Select All appeared to get all the messages, and the program tried to deal with them all, even tho there were other problems. So, I'm going to mark this bug WorksForMe -- but if there is further evidence that Select All is not getting the entire list of messages, please reopen.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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