Can't delete IMAP folder - "mailbox does not exist" error



MailNews Core
20 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Peter Trudelle, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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20 years ago
(This bug imported from BugSplat, Netscape's internal bugsystem.  It
was known there as bug #329980
Imported into Bugzilla on 02/04/99 16:06)

I have an IMAP folder that I cannot delete.
On all platforms, I get the error "The mailbox does not exist" when I try to
delete it.
I'm using the Trash model.

Comment 1

20 years ago
Perhaps it doesn't exist? Have you tried unsubscribing to it? It's quite
possible that you are subscribed to a folder that doesn't exist (perfectly valid
in the mixed up imap world). We should probably handle this and try to
unsubscribe somehow...

Comment 2

20 years ago
Valid? Probably? This is wrong and we should certainly handle it. If it doesn't
exist, why is the program showing it to me?  I shouldn't have to delete it, and
then also unsubscribe to it. I can't unsubscribe to it anyway, because it isn't
listed in the subscribe dialog. However, there is at another folder listed there,
one that can't be subscribed to and doesn't show up in the folder pane.  You got
the mixed-up part right.

Comment 3

20 years ago
Setting QA assigned and cc list

Comment 4

20 years ago
Updating summary.

Comment 5

20 years ago
Batch reassigning chrisf's empty-TFV bugs to mscott and marking TFV 5.0

Comment 6

20 years ago
reassign to mscott


19 years ago
Summary: Can't delete IMAP folder - "mailbox does not exist" error → Can't delete IMAP folder - "mailbox does not exist" error
Target Milestone: M8

Comment 7

19 years ago


19 years ago
Target Milestone: M8 → M11

Comment 8

19 years ago
I'm not fixing 4.5 bugs yet. triaging -- M11.

Comment 9

19 years ago
Moving all Mail/News Networking bugs to Mail/News Networking-Mail

This may re-open previously Verified bugs due to a Bugzilla bug...if so, I will
fix those bugs.

Comment 10

19 years ago
Triage to M15

Comment 11

19 years ago
Change QA Contact to me since it's my feature now.


19 years ago
QA Contact: scurtis → huang

Comment 12

19 years ago
Change QA Contact to me since it's my feature now.

Comment 13

18 years ago
Target Milestone: M15 → M20

Comment 14

18 years ago
This is a fairly old bug.  I'm not sure if it would make sense to move to target 
milestone Future or close out.  We'd need to find a case where this happens when 
we try to delete a folder in this new codebase.  What do you think, Scott?

Comment 15

17 years ago
I think that this should be closed out.  If someone can create a sitution where
an IMAP folder cannot be deleted with a current build then please reopen this or
file a new bug.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 16

17 years ago
Verified on all the platforms:
Win 05-02-12-trunk build
Linux 05-02-08-trunk build
Mac 05-02-09-trunk build
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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