Drafts/Templates selects wrong 'From:' account (shared IMAP)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 394216

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Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 394216
13 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Anze Zagar, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.3

When opening a draft or template, message compose window uses X-Identity-Key to
identify which 'From:' account it should select.

A common practice with IMAP accounts is that you use server-side Drafts and
Templates folder. But if you are using one IMAP account on more different
installations of thunderbird (/machines) X-Identity-Key is not very likely to
identically match the account on all of them - on one machine the same account
may have X-Identity-Key equal to 'id1' whereas on another it may be 'id2'.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On each of two different installations of thunderbird setup a couple (e.g.
Account1, Account2) of imap acounts in _DIFFERENT_ order.
2. On one installation create a new message from 'Account1' account and save it
as draft
3. On the other installation open that message from Account1's Drafts folder

Actual Results:  
Selected 'From:' account will be 'Account2' instead of 'Account1'

Expected Results:  
Selected 'From:' account should again be 'Account1'

If you erase 'Acount2' on the second machine (i.e. the first account with
'id1'), that draft message will fail to open with error:
"An error occured while creating a message compose window. Please try again."
That is, of course, because thunderbird was unable to find an account with
X-Identity-Key equal to 'id1'.

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: Drafts/Templates selects wrong 'From:' account → Drafts/Templates selects wrong 'From:' account (shared IMAP)
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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Comment 3

11 years ago
Please reopen this bug, as I can reproduce it on:
Thunderbird 2.0.0.10pre (X11/20071202)

In my case, I had saved a message to the IMAP Drafts folder of the work@foo.com account from machine A, and reopened the message on machine B, which has two accounts: work@foo.com and personal@bar.com. work@foo.com is the default account in Thunderbird on machine B.

The From: address in the draft message changed to personal@bar.com, despite the fact that it was in the work@foo.com Draft folder. I didn't notice the change in From: address, and ended up sending a work email from my personal account.

Comment 4

10 years ago
This looks like the same problem as bug 394216. It is indeed a problem with shared IMAP accounts, and needs a fix.

What about a preference to NOT store X-Identity-Key in Drafts?

Updated

8 years ago
Resolution: EXPIRED → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 394216
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