User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5.1) Gecko/20031120 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5.1) Gecko/20031120 When Mozilla creates a new IMAP email account, it uses the Sent, Drafts, and Templates folders on the IMAP server as the default location for sent messages, draft messages, and message templates, respectively. The problem is that Mozilla does not make sure that these folders exist. I don't know what IMAP software my ISP is using, but it does not automatically create these folders. Therefore, whenever I try to send mail, Mozilla fails becauase it can't copy the message to the Sent folder. The work-around is to either 1) Create these folders on the server. 2) Tell Mozilla to use Local Folders instead. This bug can be a real problem for inexperienced users, but the dialog box doesn't tell them what the real problem is. I get some vague message about failure sending email. The solution, IMHO, is for Mozilla to either: 1) Create these folders on the server if they don't already exist. 2) Fall back to the Local Folders if the folders don't exist on the server. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Oops, typo. "but the dialog box" should read "because the dialog box"
*** Bug 230106 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: Default folders for IMAP may not exist → Create default standard IMAP folder if they do not exist
This was fixed for Cyrus servers at bug 24667. Which other servers still have this problem?
24667 was fixed long before this bug report was opened, so obviously that fix doesn't fix this problem. I can't tell you what IMAP servers has this problem, because I stated already, I don't know what IMAP server my ISP uses. Are you saying this problem should not occur because it's already been fixed? If so, then can you tell me which of my two proposed solutions was implemented?
Creating special folders is still an issue. In some (Cyrus) setups it might even be worth while creating your INBOX. A Cyrus IMAP account can be created without an INBOX but the user, if succesfully authenticated, may create his own INBOX folder, as long as the configuration of the site allows it (see "autocreatequota" in imapd.conf). EXPECTED RESULTS: Then not only the creation of INBOX.Trash, INBOX.Drafts, etc, by Mozilla is needed but also INBOX itself.
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: esther → composition
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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