From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020417 BuildID: 2002041711 When using IMAP the mail resides on the server. When synchronising mail to allow offline use the mail cache is stored in the folder "X:\Documents and Settings\user.domain\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\user\o9imp06f.slt\ImapMail" but this folder is part of the roaming profile under Windows 2000 or XP. This creates slow logon and logoff for windows if the IMAP folder is large. A better place to cache the IMAP folder is "X:\Documents and Settings\user.domain\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\user\o9imp06f.slt\ImapMail". See related bug 74085 for more info on this problem. When updating the Local Directory with the correct path I noticed that the existing folders did not move. This created duplicate files which I had to clear up by hand. Messy. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Check Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings, Server Settings for an IMAP account 2. Look at the Local directory Actual Results: X:\Documents and Settings\user.domain\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\user\o9imp06f.slt\ImapMail Expected Results: X:\Documents and Settings\user.domain\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\user\o9imp06f.slt\ImapMail This bug could perhaps be fixed as part of related bug 74085.
I recommend wontfix for this bug, assuming that "Local Settings" is stored on the local computer, i.e., not the networked resource. We must give network administrators the ability to store profile data on networked resources for greater ease of centralized management, to wit, backup.
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(In reply to comment #1) > I recommend wontfix for this bug, assuming that "Local Settings" is stored on > the local computer, i.e., not the networked resource. We must give network > administrators the ability to store profile data on networked resources for > greater ease of centralized management, to wit, backup. As a network administrator, I'd like to say - please don't ignore this issue; it's been brought up many times. Pop folders should (maybe) be backed up, IMAP should not. That's what we have an IMAP server for - to keep the mail in a central, manageable location and OFF the workstation. This way we can have real usable webmail and efficent roaming access. There's no need to keep it in a centralised location for us because that's already done. Even with pop we might like to keep it in a different location outside the salt. Yes, somewhere out in the world there may be a network where people download IMAP messages and delete them off the server, but I have never seen such a thing in 10 years of consulting. The original submitter is wrong though, in that we don't need a tool to automatically move the folder contents when manually changing the location of the folder. We shouldn't have to manually change the location each time we create an account. Storing IMAP information in LocalSettings should be the default behavior, or selectable in the preferences and settable as a defaultpref or lockpref in autoconfig.
still an issue for you? perhaps should be dependent on bug 377242
Assignee: mscott → bienvenu
QA Contact: grylchan → networking.imap
incomplete per comment 4
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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