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

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: garretta, Assigned: mscott)

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Description

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
expected.  



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
pane.



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

Comment 1

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

Ref screenshot @ 
http://garretta.com/tbird-sharedimap1.jpg
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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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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