Support for alternate file for Local Fonders's Inbox folder

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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enhancement
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: tguyot, Assigned: sspitzer)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021129
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021129

As I noticed long time ago, Mozilla use the same way for storing mail as the
traditional UNIX's way (/var/mail/${USER}). I would apreciate to have either:
- In Local Folders's properties page a way to bind an Inbox folder to some
external file.
- In an individual folder's properties page way to bind it to some external file.
That way one could bind his Inbox folder to his local inbox file. In UNIX the
filename field should be defaulted to ${MAIL}

I suggest a checkbox with a text field and browse button for UI. The first time,
the filename should also be checked for consistency (unless it's dont at every
access) to prevent newbies from doing disasters (like binding it to an m$
outlook file!).

I reported this bug in MailNews since I do not know how Thunderbird is done and
if it applies... Please move or dup it if it's relevant (I guess not much
improvement will be done in MailNews now anyway as it's going to be replaced...).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
>User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021129

This bug is invalid. Bugs should only be submitted using a current build and a
build from one year ago it isn't anything new at all.

Please download a current build as it already has the option to select where to
store the local folders (at least in windows), and if you're unsure about
anything in Thunderbird then download it and test it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
This is not a bug, it's a FEATURE REQUEST. And because I reported it on an old
build DOESN'T MEAN I DIDN'T TESTED IT ON A NEW ONE. 

This is _NOT_ a feature of Mozilla v1.6b, IS THIS TOO OLD?
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 3

15 years ago
>DOESN'T MEAN I DIDN'T TESTED IT ON A NEW ONE. 

It's hard to guess it if you don't say it in your bug report and the only data
that it's shown it's an old build. 

And as I said the properties of the Local Folders "account" let you specify the
local directory to store the data. I think that it shouldn't be too hard to use
that data to put the data wherever you want.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
It's not really about redirecting the data somewhere else... I don't have write
access to /var/mail.

This feature request imply two things:

1. An option to select an external file *outside* the local directory
2. Assume that in such case we're not alone accessing this file.
Product: MailNews → Core
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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