I lost the Message Filters twice so far after Mozilla crashed.. sigh! not sure which component to assign this to..
It happened AGAIN!! aargh! Loosing the mailfilters is *REALLY* painful - could someone please add an "import mailfilters" option in the Preferences?? that would make life much easier!! Here's what happened: 1) mozilla froze when i tried to navigate in my email. it made the X-server use all CPU resources and i couldn't even select *any* windows anymore -- the window manager wasn't getting any CPU cycles. I had to kill mozilla from a remote shell. 2) after restarting mozilla, the mailfilters were gone. 3) I checked in the old location ~/.mozilla/ts134341/sk5scb8j.slt/ImapMail/gopostal.red.iplanet.com/ and to my surprise the rules.dat file was there and looked just *FINE*!!! 4) i then created some bogus mail filters (named BLABLA) , did exit mozilla, started it again and *surprise* the bogus mail filters were still there, but the original rules.dat file was *unchanged*!! :-O where were they stored?? 5) I recursively grepped for "BLABLA" in all files in the ~/.mozilla directory but there were no matches. 6) accidentially found the directory: ~/mail.server.server1.realhostname/ PLEASE NOTE that this directory is created in the users's homedirectory! and for some reason it looks like a symbolic name which didn't got subsituted correctly by the real host name.. some bug there too?? 7) in the new ~/mail.server.server1.realhostname/ directory, there was a rules.dat file with my bogus mail filters.. 8) to my complete surprise, the ~/.mozilla/appreg file still contained only a reference to the original location /u/ts134341/.mozilla/ts134341/sk5scb8j.slt/ and *NOT* to the newly generated directory!! ??? SUMMARY: ======== after a fatal crash, mozilla abandons the original Imap directory ~/.mozilla/ts134341/sk5scb8j.slt/ImapMail/gopostal.red.iplanet.com/ and creates a new directory under the user's homedirectory, called: ~/mail.server.server1.realhostname/ THIS IS SOOO ANNOYING! Could someone please look into this? QUESTIONS: Q1: why is this directory created outside of ~/.mozilla ??? *NOTHING* should be created outside of ~/.mozilla!!!!!! please don't clutter the user's homedirectory!!!!! Q2: why is there no option in the preferences, to load a mailfilter from file? NOT DIRECTLY RELATED QUESTION: Q3: why is the ~/.mozilla/appreg file a *BINARY* file??
at another occasion, the directory created after the crash, was named: ~/mail.identity.id2.drafts_folder_picker_mode/
uhm.. can you reproduce this on a recent build as 1.1beta?
No response from the reporter to comment #3. Tilo, if you can reproduce this with a current version of mozilla, please feel free to reopen this.