Get All New Messages doesn't work with movemail account

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla1.9.1a1

Status

MailNews Core
Movemail
RESOLVED FIXED
13 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Bradley T Hughes, Assigned: Karsten Düsterloh)

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mozilla1.9.1a1

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(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
I have setup Thunderbird with 2 accounts: 1 IMAP account and 1 UNIX movemail  
account.  
  
The movemail account is not checked at startup (even though the option is  
enabled), and it is not checked when using the "Get All New Messages" menu  
item or Control+Shift+T 
 
To reproduce: 
 
1. from the command line: 
    $ echo "test" | mail -s none username 
 
2. Press Control+Shift+T or select the Get All New Messages menu item... mail 
does not show up.  However, selecting "Get New Messages for movemail" works.

Updated

13 years ago
Component: General → MailNews: Movemail
Product: Thunderbird → Core
Version: 1.0 → Other Branch

Comment 1

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> I have setup Thunderbird with 2 accounts: 1 IMAP account and 1 UNIX movemail  
> account.  
>   
> The movemail account is not checked at startup (even though the option is  
> enabled), and it is not checked when using the "Get All New Messages" menu  
> item or Control+Shift+T 
>  
> To reproduce: 
>  
> 1. from the command line: 
>     $ echo "test" | mail -s none username 
>  
> 2. Press Control+Shift+T or select the Get All New Messages menu item... mail 
> does not show up.  However, selecting "Get New Messages for movemail" works.


I'm also having this problem and also the movemail account I have isn't checked
at startup or every x minutes even though the options are set - I have 4 other
accounts, ISP-based and they work just fine.

To get the mails from the movemail account I have to select it and "Get Mail" or
select it from the drop-down box on the "Get Mail" button.

Using Gentoo Linux and Thunderbird binary version:

mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-1.0.6-r3

Comment 2

12 years ago
Same here on fbsd, Mozilla 1.7.12.
The mails are not downloaded ,not at startup, not at scheduled time.

Comment 3

11 years ago
I also have this problem, using Debian-installed thunderbird 1.5. Symptoms exactly as described above.
*** Bug 339778 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

11 years ago
I also have this problem, using Redhat_9.0 and Fedora_C3 whit thunderbird 1.5.0.4 Symptoms exactly as described above. Furthermore:

Thunderbird does not run automatically the Junk Mail control.
However, when I run manually the Tools-->Run Junk Mail Controls,
 everything goes fine (thunderbird marks correctly the spam e-mails
 and moves them to the Junk folder), but it is impossible to
 do that automatically, that is when i get the messages,
 without running the command manually.

Comment 6

11 years ago
I am also having this problem.  I am running Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.7 Intel.

Thanks,
- Tim Macinta

Comment 7

11 years ago
I confirm the problem with Thunderbird 1.0.8-1.4.1 (20060420).

How come this bug is still status "unconfirmed" after so many people have reported the same problem?

Comment 8

11 years ago
anyone see this with nightly 2.0 or trunk builds?

Comment 9

11 years ago
Confirm the problem again with Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 (20060726).

Can someone please promote this bug to 'confirmed'?
(Assignee)

Comment 10

11 years ago
Confirming as requested by comments #5 and #9.
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 11

11 years ago
I am having the same problem with the latest Thunderbird 2.0.0.0. Isn't it about time somebody looked at this? It's the "Check for new messages every <X> minutes" functionality I need to get working. Pressing "Get Mail" all the time is a real pain.

Comment 12

10 years ago
It's more than THIRTY MONTHS since this initial bug report. Maybe somebody should have a look into this annoying bug!
(In reply to comment #8)
> anyone see this with nightly 2.0 or trunk builds?

David, knowing it doesn't work in 2.0 (comment 11) is a test of a nightly of any value?

bug 384665 a dupe?
related? bug 272652, bug 270186
OS: FreeBSD → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: Other Branch → unspecified

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → pkwarren
QA Contact: movemail
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 376354
(Assignee)

Comment 15

10 years ago
Created attachment 301747 [details] [diff] [review]
check movemail account on startup and GetAllMessages

- The startup issue is almost trivial, just one flag to change.
- Getting mail requires an additional method overloading.
Assignee: pkwarren → mnyromyr
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)

Comment 16

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #15)
> Created an attachment (id=301747) [details]
> check movemail account on startup and GetAllMessages
> 
> - The startup issue is almost trivial, just one flag to change.
> - Getting mail requires an additional method overloading.

I applied your patch against Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 running under Ubuntu 7.10 but it failed to work. Mail for my movemail account still isn't being checked unless I explicitly get it for the account.

What version of TB did you verify the patch with? Do you (or anyone else, for that matter) mind re-testing the patch against my TB version or any other considered stable?

(Assignee)

Comment 17

10 years ago
The patch is *not* against 1.8 branch, but against trunk.
And as such it works when building TB 3 or SM 2 from trunk, I just checked that it still applies.

Comment 18

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #17)
> The patch is *not* against 1.8 branch, but against trunk.
> And as such it works when building TB 3 or SM 2 from trunk, I just checked that
> it still applies.

Since the release of TB 3 doesn't seem to occur very soon, I'd like to modify the patch such that it applies to TB 2(.0.0.12) as well.

Would you mind publishing a 1.8 branch-compatible patch or giving details on what needs to be done in the 1.8 branch code for your patch to work? I'm willing to dig into the code somewhat although I'm a complete novice to Mozilla/Thunderbird development.
(Assignee)

Comment 19

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 301747 [details] [diff] [review]
check movemail account on startup and GetAllMessages

Trying the old new kid on the block instead... ;-)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview?(dmose)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review?(dmose)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)

Comment 20

9 years ago
Still doesn't work in 2.0.0.14.  Any plans on getting this fixed (now almost 3 years after the initial report of the problem...goodness, you'd think we were dealing with Oracle here!) in the 2.x version of Tbird?
(Assignee)

Comment 21

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #20)
> Still doesn't work in 2.0.0.14.

And most probably never will. TB3 is already in Alpha land and thus (plus the fact that this is no security fix) the 1.8 branch is not a likely target.

Given that I get some reviews any time "soon"...
(Assignee)

Comment 22

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 301747 [details] [diff] [review]
check movemail account on startup and GetAllMessages

David's back...
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview?(dmose)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review?(dmose)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)

Comment 23

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 301747 [details] [diff] [review]
check movemail account on startup and GetAllMessages

looks very reasonable.
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: superreview+
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review?(bienvenu)
Attachment #301747 - Flags: review+
(Assignee)

Comment 24

9 years ago
Landed on CVS trunk aka 1.9.0.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Created attachment 327299 [details] [diff] [review]
untested mozilla1.8 branch patch

(In reply to comment #18)
This should do it for the 1.8 branch (TB2/SM1.1). It's untested (yet) but as Karsten stated, even if it works it'll probably not be accepted. Since SM 2 is nowhere near completion I regret that decision but anyway I'm thankful that it's at least fixed on the trunk now. Good work!

Updated

9 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.9.1a1
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 26

9 years ago
I confirm that it works for me in TB 2.0.0.17. Thanks!
Any news about this bug? It's written «Status: RESOLVED FIXED», but in which version the fix will be applied?

Thanks.
(Assignee)

Comment 28

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #27)
> in which version the fix will be applied?

SeaMonkey 2/Thunderbird 3, including current alpha/beta versions thereof.
(In reply to comment #28)
> SeaMonkey 2/Thunderbird 3, including current alpha/beta versions thereof.

Thanks a lot.

Comment 30

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #28)
> (In reply to comment #27)
> > in which version the fix will be applied?
> 
> SeaMonkey 2/Thunderbird 3, including current alpha/beta versions thereof.

This is still broken in TB 3.0b4 (linux binary) and when building 3.0b4 from the source (under RHEL5.4).  I also MANUALLY applied the patch that was previously mentioned, but it didn't seem to make any difference.  (the patch which modifies nsMovemailIncomingServer.{h,cpp} and nsMovemailService.cpp)

Thunderbird doesn't auto-get based on the timed interval or at startup.  It only gets the mail from /var/spool/mail/username when the GetMail button is pressed; and then correctly puts it into username/.thunderbird/*.default/Mail/localhost/Inbox    But to get more mail later, I have to press GetMail again.

Can you confirm that this is indeed fixed in the 3.0b4 source that was officially released.  If not, can you point me to *a* source where it does work.

Thanks for your efforts,

Scott Nelson
(In reply to comment #30)
> Thunderbird doesn't auto-get based on the timed interval or at startup.  It
> only gets the mail from /var/spool/mail/username when the GetMail button is
> pressed; and then correctly puts it into
> username/.thunderbird/*.default/Mail/localhost/Inbox    But to get more mail
> later, I have to press GetMail again.

The issue you see there is bug 480945, a separate bug. The issue described in this bug has been fixed, as your comment indicates (pressing Get Mail causes mail to be downloaded, i.e., it was fixed).

Updated

7 years ago
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