From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020530 BuildID: 2002053012 When I imported mail folders from Outlook Express, all the e-mail got the little green diamond indicating "unread", even though I had marked most of them as "read" in Outlook Express.
This is also true of imports from Eudora 5.1.1, all emails appear "bold" and unread.
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taking - the import code doesn't know if messages are read or not, but I might be able to figure it out.
Assignee: cavin → bienvenu
Even if you 'read again' messages imported from Outlook Express, they may (= probably will) later appear as 'unread' because the read flag has been reset. If you generally filter messages and look at folders with 'unread' messages in, this can waste a lot of time!
I poked around but it's hard to figure out the flags from the outlook express data file format, and make that correspond to the mozilla OE import code.
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not that messages which are "flagged" in OE also lose that status when they are imported.
Would be nice to fix this, because the `mark as read' feature is not recursive, people importing large amount of mails from outlook or others, would spend a lot of time to make sure that all their imported folders do not contain unread message. I suggest: - always mark messages read on import (possibly an option in the import wizard) - have a `mark as read' feature which applies to the current folder and subfolder too.
Found this resource that describes the outlook express file format. http://oedbx.aroh.de/ is the general resource with specific information on the read flag(bit 8 of offset 0x01 of the message object) at http://oedbx.aroh.de/doc/OE_Dbx_MessageInfo.html.
confirmed flags as well as read, unread flags are not imported. I know where to get them from OE but will research the import code and try to fix.
Created attachment 359416 [details] [diff] [review] adds several tags to imported msgs adds read tag and others. Need to determine if star, watched, marked etc transfer to proper place.
Comment on attachment 359416 [details] [diff] [review] adds several tags to imported msgs this patch has bit-rotted - since it's taken me so long to review this, I'll de-bitrot it and attach a new patch today. One question - I've got OE 6, not OE 5; will I see any effect from this patch?
I do hit a breakpoint in the oe5file code, so I guess the answer is yes. Unfortunately, import seems to be broken, with or w/o this patch. It claims to successfully import my 8 messages, but the inbox is empty...I wonder if some of the db changes have broken this - I'll debug a little.
comment 15 I think my message imports always makes a new folder. Not at my machine now, but see if a new folder isn't there called something like oeexpress folders with it's own inbox folder.
comment 15. OE 5.0 is OE 6.0 (for our purposes). there's an OE 4.0 that has a different registry location but that should be coded in original import code.
Created attachment 360815 [details] [diff] [review] un-bittrotted patch this is what I'll checkin - thx for the patch, Phil!
fix checked in, thx, Phil.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0b2
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