User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212 I specified a custom location for the data for a POP mail account (account->server settings->local directory). This was a local directory on my machine. I then checked my Email. The new messages downloaded and I could see the headers in the top pane. When I clicked on the messages, however, nothing showed up in the lower preview pane. I then tried opening the messages and the message window was empty. I then deleted the account and re-created it, this time leaving the default "local directory" value. This time it worked and I was able to view the messages. Note that I reported a related bug (187382), where news accounts do not allow you to provide a custom newsrc file location. I think in general there are some problems with specification and use of storage directories for both mail and news. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. create a new mail POP account 2. specify a custom data location (account->server settings->local directory) 3. check Email Actual Results: incoming messages showed up, but it was not possible to view the message contents Expected Results: displayed the message Perhaps the code which reads the message data (preview pane and message window) just assumes the default location as opposed to using the user specified location. It then doesn't display it because the message doesn't exist at the default location.
I'm adding some steps to clarify the behavior I see. 1) create new pop account 2) specify custom location 3) check email - behavior is as reporter described. 4) close & restart Mozilla 5) check email After steps 4 & 5, worksforme. Reporter, does this match the behavior on your system? Is so, please update Summary field.
sort of... I created a POP account, changed the folder location and then checked Email. I was unable to view the downloaded messages. I then quit and restarted. I was still unable to view the messages. I received a new message and was unable to view it. --- I then deleted the account, and created a new one with the same settings. This time, I quit and restarted BEFORE checking mail. Once starting up again, everything worked.
so, not only do you have to quit and restart once you've changed the folder location, its important that you DO NOT check for messages before restarting or things appear to get hosed up.
I'm pretty sure this is a dup of bug 84952. I'll add some comments there. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84952 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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