I had installed Moz 1.1, hoping to find a way to restore the mail folder hierarchy. I had 4.77 up to view the hierarchy, and was thinking about what harm might come of rearranging the folders in 1.1. (Probably none. Probably just index files, but hard to be sure.) While pondering, a message came in, and I replied to it. I was in 4.77 at the time. Error dialog flashed on the screen saying "cannot create folder". Next thing I know, the sent mail folder is empty, except for the message I just sent. Now, this bug *could* be confined to 4.77. If so, feel free to jettison this report. But it might also exist in the current product, if that code was carried forward. Basically, this bug suggests that I can't use 4.77 and 7.0 side by side, until I decide to definitely make the switch. And that's a problem, because the folder hierarchies aren't displaying properly in 7.0 -- which tells me I have to forego the pleasure of 7.0 and stick with 4.77. (Interestingly, until now, 4.77 has NEVER lost a message -- despite crashing repeatedly. So there is something about the 7.0 / 4.77 lock-out strategy which is less than perfect.) Note: The sent mail folder was on my local disk, not the NFS file server.
Are you somehow sharing profiles between 7.0 and 4.7? Or local mail directories? I've told some Sun people over and over again that is NOT supported (I think the folks in China) because they wanted very badly to make it so that they did share local mail directories by default :-( It's a recipe for disaster, unfortunately. I'm sorry you lost your Sent mail, and I wish the code/OS prevented this.
Hey, thanks. I appreciate the caring. Yeah, pretty much *everything* was shared -- profiles, local mail directories, the works. The only reason is that Mozilla was displaying all my folders in one long list, sorted alphabetically. I had 4.77 up so I could see what the arrangement was *supposed* to be, and I was thinking of rearranging them in Moz 1.1. It could have been worse. But it was scary. Now, it seems clear that I can't use them side by side to do the rearranging. And with the folder hierarchy gone, 1.1 isn't very useful. So that means I'm stuck with 4.x for a while. Hopefully, I'll hear back on the missing-hierarchy bug (#1678210, and find a solution that will let me switch over to 1.1. Thanks again.
are you talking about not being able to see your sub-folders because the directories don't have the names ".sbd"? You can actually fix that by hand if you want to badly enough :-) by renaming the directories to have .sbd extensions.
Actually, I was quite glad to hear the response. A known issue involving ns4.x and mz1.x running simultaneously is not bad. It helps me get a sense that moz is still solid.
david feel free to change if WONTFIX closure isn't appropriate based in the comments about sharing not supported reporter "have no way to confirm whether or not it works. Feel free to close it"
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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