Closed Bug 281584 Opened 17 years ago Closed 15 years ago
Thunderbird imports mixes up accounts and folders
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Consistently when trying to install Thunderbird 1.0 I am getting all my imports from Mozilla 1.7.5 but the folders belong to account A are under account B and vice versa. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1..Setup Mozilla mail to recieve mail with rules for three different accounts and sort it into about 50 different folders. 2.Install Thunderbird. 3.Import everything from Mozilla 1.7.5 to Thunderbird. Actual Results: Everything is imported but account settings are mixed up with folders, i.e. ISP mail folders show up under account called school, school folders show up under ISP account. It appears that it's just a folder issue. I checked which mail folder was pointing at which directory and renamed localhost-1 to localhost-2 and localhost-2 to localhost-1 and everything came up roses.
Same thing for me, but on Debian GNU/Linux with five pop accounts and local folders. I was migrating from Mozilla 1.7.5-1 to Thunderbird version 1.0 (20050117). No errors when importing, but my pop accounts were all mixed up. I think this should be a priority, because if users cannot trust the program to import from its cousin, Mozilla, then I don't know if they will want to switch.
Same for me. I was upgrading from Mozilla 1.7.3 to Thunderbird 1.0.3. I have about 12 accounts spread over 4 domains and 1 SMTP setting. Everything (like the account identifiers and POP settings) seemed to migrate correctly except that the 12 accounts were often not associated with the correct physical directory of mail messages (Local folders). On the Server Settings option, the long pathname would point to one of the folders always within the CORRECT domain, but the particular account within that domain would not always be pointing to the correct group of mail messages. Having to reorder the pointers was an unexpected annoyance, because I had to crreate some dummy folders and then reset the Local folder pointers one at a time and then close and reopen Thunderbird to have the duplicates checking code get the new setting. Oh, and I was NOT using the option that lets one put all the incoming messages into a common Inbox, but keeping them as they were in the Mozilla mailer. - dharris234 at mindspring.com
Related to/duplicate of bug 268034?
I have 6 accounts on 2 domains using the 1.7.5 Mozilla Suite... all works fine. With Thunderbird 1.0.6 two separate things occur. 1. The 4th account shows the folders associated with the 1st account. The folders are also accessible from the 1st account. these two accounts use the same ISP address. pop.frognet.net for the first account and pop.frognet-1.net for the 4th 2. The 5th account fails to show any folders although they are there using Mozilla suite. This account is also the same ISP mail.frognet.net I might add that the 2nd and 3rd accounts are Hotmail accounts using hotpop and 127.0.0.1 as the address. Unless Hotmail is down the two hotmail accounts appear to work properly in both the Mozilla Suite and Thunderbird. Feel free to communicate with me either by email or telephone and I will work with you on solving the problem regards Thomas
(In reply to comment #3) > Related to/duplicate of bug 268034? > Yeps, sorry that i didn't noticed that one, i found bug 260966 but noticed it was stated as resolved, but it also seems to relate to that one. And 281584. But those bug references above don't mention anything about mail filters though, it's important since mail filters belonging with the folder structures move along with them to the other account. I just am indicating it does not seem to be just a structure in confusing some tables but as well as in an interpretation of the preference configuration file. Vince.
Component: Installer → Migration
QA Contact: migration
(In reply to comment #5) > (In reply to comment #3) > > Related to/duplicate of bug 268034? > > > > Yeps, sorry that i didn't noticed that one, i found bug 260966 but noticed it > was stated as resolved, but it also seems to relate to that one. > And 281584. > > But those bug references above don't mention anything about mail filters > though, it's important since mail filters belonging with the folder structures > move along with them to the other account. Having just posted the fix on bug 260966, I can say that that bug would also affect mail filters as well as the result effect of the bug is that mail folders are getting mixed around servers and the folders include the mail filter files. Therefore marking as duplicate.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 260966
(In reply to comment #6) > Having just posted the fix on bug 260966, I can say that that bug would also > affect mail filters as well as the result effect of the bug is that mail > folders are getting mixed around servers and the folders include the mail > filter files. > > Therefore marking as duplicate. > > *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 260966 *** Ok, my fault, this should have been a duplicate of bug 268034 -> correcting.
Duplicate of bug: 268034
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