subscribe to new folders automatically

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MailNews Core
Networking: IMAP
UNCONFIRMED
a year ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: Harald Dunkel, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/53.0.2785.143 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

setup dynamic procmail rules in your account, as described on e.g. https://debian-administration.org/article/400/Handling_Debian_mailing_lists_easily

IMAP server is dovecot


Actual results:

newly generated folders are not shown, even though there were >10 new EMails


Expected results:

newly generated subfolders should be shown and subscribed to automatically, if the parent is subscribed
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Updated

a year ago
Summary: subscribe to new folders automaticaly → subscribe to new folders automatically
Harald, Do they show up on restart? Do you have "show only subscribed folders" enabled?  If so, perhaps bug 38943.
Flags: needinfo?(harri)
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Comment 2

a year ago
I saw in another bug report that there might be problems with the nesting level. In my case I have
email account --> "debian.org" --> "bugs" --> generated_folders. 

"show only subscribed folders" is disabled. The new folders don't show up on restart, either. 

They *do* show up in the folder pane if I collapse and expand the surrounding folder ("bugs"), but it still doesn't show the number of unread messages. The new folders appear to be empty. I have to click on each new folder to make thunderbird look into it. Then the number is shown, too. Maybe I didn't wait long enough here.

The subscribe menu shows the new folders after collapse and expand (in the menu! this time), but they are not subscribed, even though the folder pane shows the number of unread messages.

BTW, here are the procmail rules to generate the folders:

:0:
* ^X-Debian-PR-Source:\ *\/[-a-zA-Z0-9]+
$LOGNAME/debian.org/bugs/$MATCH/

:0:
* ^X-Debian-PR-Package:\ *\/[-a-zA-Z0-9]+
$LOGNAME/debian.org/bugs/$MATCH/
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Updated

a year ago
Component: Folder and Message Lists → Networking: IMAP
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Version: 45 Branch → 45
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