User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 Build Identifier: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/nightly/2003-08-07-trunk In Account settings under Copies & Folders for any given account, in the grouping When sending messages, automatically: [x] Place a copy in: (o) Other: Inbox on account name The mail server I'm using is a cyrus imap server, and all folders are "under" INBOX (i.e. INBOX.Drafts, INBOX.Templates, etc.). As far as I know, this behaviour has always been. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open account settings 2.Goto Copies & Folders section of any Cyrus IMAP (was unable to test on any other imap servers) account 3.For sending messages, enable Place a copy in: and set it to Other then select Inbox on account name -> Choose this folder Actual Results: Sent mail is not stored in INBOX, but rather INBOX.INBOX is created and messages are stored there instead. Expected Results: Saved the message to INBOX.
Surely you'd put your sent mail in the 'Sent' mail folder on IMAP. Can't see the point of putting sent email in your IMAP INBOX..?
Where I put it doesn't matter.. fact is this should work as expected, and yet it doesn't. With this particular IMAP server setup all folders must reside under INBOX, for example: INBOX.Drafts INBOX.Templates INBOX.sent-mail etc, etc. So when I set up a new IMAP account in mozilla, I have to change all of my folder defaults. The reason I want to put sent-mail into my inbox is to have a mailbox that has a news-style threaded layout.. easy access to all emails in a particular thread of email.
I'm told by my collegue (who just set up cyrus with tbird) that cyrus stores the inbox as a different format to other folders (why I don't know). This prevents Tbird from storing it in the Inbox. I'll check more specifics tomorrow.
Hrm that doesn't make much sense. All my incoming emails are saved to INBOX, and I have no problem moving emails to INBOX.. the problem is that if I choose INBOX (Account->Inbox->Choose this Folder) as my Sent folder, then the sent emails are stored in INBOX.INBOX, which is created if it does not exist.. why can't the messages simply be saved to INBOX? Yes, Cyrus is different, but this is possible, and needs to be addressed. :) Mike
Thunderbird 0.4 relase on FreeBSD UW-IMAP mail server I was able to set thunderbird to put sent mail in Inbox and it worked correctly. Sent items were placed in Inbox as specified.
I've seen this bug as well, on various platforms and releases. Currently, on MacOS X 10.3.5, the bug does NOT appear in Mozilla 1.6 Mail & Newsgroups, but DOES appear in 1.7.2, and does NOT appear on 1.8a2. The extra INBOX.INBOX can't be deleted from the Mail & Newsgroups GUI; I ended up writing a Python script to delete it programmatically. One useful clue might be that when you go to "Edit -> Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings... -> <account> -> Copies & Folders" (where <account> is your account name), the "Other" menu for "Place a copy in:" says "Inbox on <account>" when the bug doesn't appear, and "<account>" when it does. If you try to change it in the faulty versions by selecting "<account> -> Inbox -> choose this folder", and you select "OK", when you reopen the account settings panel, it will now say "INBOX on <account>". To answer James Green's comment, the reason to put your sent mail in Inbox is that it's far easier to read your email threads. I've never understood the point of a separate Sent folder.
This is what happens with Courier IMAP in Thunderbird 0.9.2 release. It is failing to create an INBOX folder as a subfolder of INBOX. * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE STARTTLS] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2003 Double Precision, Inc. See COPYING for distribution information. 1 login "removed" "removed" 1 OK LOGIN Ok. 2 list "" "INBOX.INBOX" 2 OK LIST completed. 3 create "INBOX.INBOX" 3 NO Cannot create this folder.
do you see this with bug with courier imap?
Is this problem gone for you? (reporter's email address is invalid) by title at least, this reads as a dupe of bug 248080, which is fixed.
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-12-28
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 248080
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