(actually this is Mail Window Back End but its not selectable) see bug 35310 "Unwanted folders should not be created again." 1) you have got a few accounts (eg.5) each with Sent,Templates, Drafts. if you want to use the local account for that it could save you accounts# x 3 entries there (eg. 15) 2) this is a workaround to be able to delete folders: if you go to the prefs and change for all accounts a) all (in "copies&folders") these 3 for all accounts to OTHER (accept the default setting here) b) confirm with OK button c) go back to the prefs and change them all to "X folder on: Local Folders" d) confirm with OK e) for all folders in [Edit] -> [Delete Folder] should be available 3) delete them all 4) close TB 5) start TB 6) They're all back, sigh this really is embarassing, I got only 6 accounts and already waste 18 entries
adding keyword mail3, proposing for tb 0.6
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird0.6
interstingly this only happens for imported (by copying) account, not for newly created ones as far as I can see for now...
only developers can target milestone fixes for bugs. This is a huge feature that will take a lot of time. Won't happen till after 1.0
Target Milestone: Thunderbird0.6 → After Thunderbird 1.
(In reply to comment #3) > This is a huge feature that will take a lot of time. Won't happen till after 1.0 Isn't this also pretty much a dup of 197228? That one explains things really well, I think. And I'd really kind of hate to put this off until 1.0 - it's really a common-sense thing to a lot of people, and having a lot of extra folders that aren't necessary, often requiring excessive scrolling, can get annoying really fast.
I'm getting thin on Moz 1.8 as well. When the Mail GUI starts for the first time after moz is started, a Templates folder is created in the account section of my IMAP account. When the mail server is contacted, the folder disappears because it doesn't exist on the server. In addtion, I cannot delete the Drafts or Templates folders of the POP account either.
(In reply to comment #5) > In addtion, I cannot delete the Drafts > or Templates folders of the POP account either. I just wanted to save a mail as draft but it didn't go to the local folders' drafts folder but to the the pop.account's draft folder associated with the "personality" ("from:" field) I decided to send it with. This seems only to happen when I create a mail with a "from:" field associated with the primary (the first one ever created) mail account. Should this be a new bug or is it related to this one or ...?
Yes, afaiui the "Copies & Folders" prefs on where to save Drafts, Sent et al. are identity-specific, and the "Copies & Folders" prefs appearing under each incoming account in Account Settings are those of the default identity related to that incoming account. See also Account Settings -> [account] -> Manage Identites... -> [identity] -> Edit... And no, this bug is not about messages going into unexpected places, but about folders appearing which no messages would go into anyway.
In reply to comment #3 > This is a huge feature that will take a lot of time. Huge feature??? There's a *two* line workaround here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197228#c19. This bug should be a dup of that one, BTW.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 197228 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
No longer depends on: 197228
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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