Closed Bug 298148 Opened 17 years ago Closed 16 years ago

migration of multiple accounts from the same provider looses data


(Thunderbird :: Migration, defect)

Windows XP
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: tg38, Assigned: mscott)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 1.0.2 (20050317) (french version)

I'm currently using mozilla 1.7 for my mails.
I've got two accounts from the same provider (, and, which are labeled and in mozilla profiles dir in application data from windows user.
When installing thunderbird and importing my emails, it looses the data of the
first account. It works fine for the other accounts which are from different

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. (if thunderbird install, clean profile in application data)
2. install and launch thunderbird, accept migration
3. check archived mails

Actual Results: contains the data of is empty. are nowhere

Expected Results: contains the data of contains the data of
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I believe this was fixed a long time ago.
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: DUPEME
(In reply to comment #2)
> I believe this was fixed a long time ago.
No. Bug 268034 is still alive.
This a dupe of Bug #268034 then?
I agree this is a duplicate. I'm quite disppointed by the support as long as see since how long and refered is the problem. This is a HUGE problem : I guess 98% of people experiencing it would just forget about thunderbird for quite long (and people having mutiple account for a provider shall be quite large...) . Only few like me and the others would bare hoping it is fixed. Then it is likely they would be discouraged that after testing several new releases and still finding the bug, making thunderbird unsusable. The worst is that it doesn't sound such a big issue to fix it (I'm a software engineer, but no, proposing patch for thunderbird is not my priority..., I have other mailer to use). 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 268034 ***
Severity: major → critical
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
this was fixed a long time ago on the trunk. The fix is in 1.5, and has been in trunk nightly builds for a long time.
I've just download and tested with french version of release candidate 2 (note I'd like only to install a final release that works).
And no it doesn't fix the problem :
account 1, domain 1 : content of account 2, domain 1
account 2, domain 1 : empty
account 1, domain 2 : content of account 2, domain 2
account 2, domain 2 : content of account 1, domain 2
I understand more why bug is still with status reopen. 
But I really wonder why nobody wants to fix it properly for so long.
Severity: critical → blocker
Cleanup *dupeme* whiteboard flag from bugs that are marked as Resolved Duplicate!
Whiteboard: DUPEME
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