User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Whenever one creates a new filter to a new folder in an imap account a new file is created in the homedir ( instead of on the imap server ). So all mail that are filtered get copied into the file in the user's homedirectory. This totaly defeats the purpose of imap, which is the possibility to watch all mails ( even those filtered ) online from any location. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Create new filter, select as the folder to where you want to copy the mail a new folder. 2. 3. Actual Results: Thunderbird creates new file in home directory of user, to where all filtered mail is copied. Expected Results: Mail headers of filtered mail are copied into other separate msf file. And not offlined.
Is it a workaround to first create the folder and then create the filter? I am certain that it works when done that way in Mozilla, we use it all the time.
Please read the bug more carefully, the problem is not that the folder is no created, the problem is that the folder is created in the wrond location. Or even that the folder is created at all. While the filting should be done with imap headers in .msf files, instead of oflining. Monchi. -- (In reply to comment #1) > Is it a workaround to first create the folder and then create the filter? > > I am certain that it works when done that way in Mozilla, we use it all the time.
I have read the bug carefully, and I know for sure that when you create the folder first (under an IMAP account) and then select that folder as destination for filtering, it works OK. So that could be a workaround instead of creating the folder in the filter editor.
Still this defeats the purpose of IMAP, the purpose of IMAP is to keep the mail on the server. So if I create the folder it still has to be created on the LOCAL computer. I think it would be better to just filter in .msf files, so only filtering where the headers are shown, and not OFFLINING the mail. Monchi. --
>So if I create the folder it still has to be created on the LOCAL computer. No. You can create folders on the IMAP server and select them as destination of a filter. Nothing except the .msf file is created on the local computer. The mail is moved from INBOX to your folder by IMAP command, not via the local system. Of course you must select the correct folder in the filter.
You are right, IMAPD is the culprit here. I could have known this earlier, with a simple lsof. But then again imapd has a serious flaw in my eyes, but that belongs in an other mailing list ;-) Maybe it would be better for thunderbird to just move in header files in stead of totaly being dependent on imap. And only for deleting to use imapd.
so this is invalid? As far as "relying on imap" is concerned, I prefer to think of it as "supporting IMAP" :-)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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