shared IMAP folders not accessible ... subscription panel works as expected



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: garretta, Assigned: mscott)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208

Hello --

I can view/subscribe to shared IMAP folder (doing this via IMAP over SSL, IMAPS).

When I subscribe to shared folder, it appears in folder picker in Tbird folder
pane under "shared folder" parent.  BUT the specific folder I subscribed to
doesn't appear.  

I checked this same typical use-case with Mozilla Mail/News 1.6 and all works as

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open shared folder dialog
2. click checkbox next to shared folder you can to view
3. attempt to open subfolder of "shared folder" that appears under Tbird folder

Expected Results:  
I expect to view contents of the darn folder to which I have subscribed.

Comment 1

15 years ago
note -- I've observed this problem for past months with Tbird -- current using
build 20040406 (yesterday).

Ref screenshot @
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think you're supposed to share IMAP
folders. IMAP servers create a lock on the mbox files and maildirs in question
that belong to the user who accesses that particular file for each instance of a
mail client program that user is running. And that lock results in the IMAP
folder in question becoming read-only. If that happens you will get all sorts of
strange behaviours.
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