Closed Bug 13832 Opened 22 years ago Closed 15 years ago

RFE: Merging Multiple POP Accounts Into One Profile

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Profile Migration, enhancement, P3)

All
Windows NT
enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX
Future

People

(Reporter: nbaca, Assigned: sspitzer)

References

Details

A valuable feature for users with mutliple POP accounts will be to merge these
accounts into one profile.

Scenario: In 4.x a user has 2 profiles, each including a different POP account.
For instance the first profile has an Earthlink account and the second has a
Netcom account. When the user gets 5.0 and realizes that multipe accounts are
supported they may want both of these POP accounts in one profile. The user
should be able to:

1. Run the 5.0 installation and be given the choice to merge these two profiles
at installation time.
2. During the installation the user may decide to only migrate one account such
as the Earthlink account. If they decide to add the second account at a later
time then they should have this ability, using an application similar to the
Account Wizard.

Since this is currently not possible we will write steps explaining how to
manipulate the files to view multiple POP accounts in one profile.
I do not think we need this feature for PR1.

Also, there are other merger issues we would need to deal with - what do we do
with multiple bookmark files, multiple cert databases, etc.

That being said, I do think it would be nice to have a way to import POP folders
and settings from more than 1 4.x profile into a single Seamonkey profile.
Assignee: ssu → phil
Component: Install Wizard → Networking-Mail
Target Milestone: M20
Target Milestone: M20
Assignee: phil → sspitzer
Target Milestone: M20
Reassign to sspitzer, cc alecf, TFV M20
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
accepting.

don't expect to see this RFE implemented any time soon.
Move to future target milestone for review in a later release.
Component: Networking - General → Profile Migration
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
migration bugs to racham
Assignee: sspitzer → racham
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Bug 65651 is related, if not a blocker.
*** Bug 65651 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Future
mass re-assign.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Product: MailNews → Core
Just wondering if there is a way to do something similar. I want to turn a pop3 account into an IMAP account. The server has been updated, and now I want to update the client. 
Worcester12345, this is offtopic to this bug. Bugzilla is not a support forum. To answer your question: No, I don't think that's possible. Add a new account, potentially move the files, and remove the old account.

This feature is about a nice migration of a particular 4.x quirk to Mozilla land. Given that 4.x quite dead by now, I think this is a
WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
> potentially move the files

(correction: "potentially move the emails")
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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