Folders can't be deleted if their name ends in slash



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13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: 55827973, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050301 Firefox/1.0.1 (Debian package 1.0.1-1)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050301 Firefox/1.0.1 (Debian package 1.0.1-1)

I've been struggling with Thunderbird, trying to make folders work.  My server
uses mbox, which causes all kinds of hell with folders.  Apparently a folder is
only allowed to have a subfolder if you append a slash to its name - in which
case it's no longer allowed to have actual messages stored in it.  What's more,
there's a magic setting in the "Advanced" bit of server settings that configures
Thunderbird to cope with this.

Well, fine, but now I can't delete folders.  At least, I can't delete my "magic"
folders.  Or to be precise, it seems I *have* deleted them, but Thunderbird
can't figure that out.  The folders I created persistently exist.  The first
time I deleted them, they went away, but as soon as I restarted Thunderbird they
came back.  I tried unsubscribing from them, but they still appear in my list. 
There doesn't appear to be any way to get rid of them.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

13 years ago
see Bug 124287
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