once ben and alecf land there account manager changes, I'm going create a stub function for "delete account", and make it so it returns if they try to delete the "Local Mail" (soon to be "Local Folders") account. delete account will still fail to work, but this will track something that I need to do.
I talked to seth in person - delete account has been written but not hooked up to any UI - it's actually removeAccount()
18 years ago
Build 2000011109M13: NT4, Fixed. Linux: I'll wait till bug# 14798 is fixed before verifying this bug. Mac: Waiting on a good Mac build.
Build 2000012109M13: NT4, Linux, Mac Verified Fixed. When "Local Folders" is selected in Account Setup then the "Delete" button is greyed out.
Hi guys, I was going to open up a bug that I can't delete the "Local Folders" account as it is used for nothing as far as I can tell in my setup - IMAP mail and news. All drafts/mail etc are stored in one of my IMAP accounts. I guess there is a technical reason as to why I can not delete this account? If not I'm going to open a bug that I can't do it? So can I have your comments please. Thanks, /James
james, the reason we always give the user a "local folders" account and don't allow them to delete it is there are areas of the code where we need to be guaranteed to have a mail folder on disk. even if you only only set up mozilla to read news. still need that local folders account. for example: 1) drafts and templates (we store the message in the local folders) 2) sending messages later (Unsent Messages folder on local folders) to make the code simpler, we just force the user to have a local folders account, and prevent them from deleting it. 4.x had the same thing: you could never get rid of the "Local Mail" account.
also, if we ever add imap offline, we'd use some of the local folders for that.
could you maybe have option "hide local folders"? please? (local folders are really annoying) tm