Message filters imported from Mozilla fail and messages are lost

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

Thunderbird
Migration
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critical
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: hoecoop, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

I recently converted from Mozilla 1.7.x to Thunderbird 1.0.2 (20050317) at both
home (Ubuntu Hoary) and work (Red Hat 8).  Both places I had profiles with
multiple POP accounts (2 at work on different servers, 3 at home with 2 on the
same server).  Rather than using the import function, which has not worked well
for me in the past, I used the method described below. In both cases I lost
email because the message filters did not import correctly.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up accounts in Thunderbird with same settings as Mozilla.
2. Copy address book files and mail folders to corresponding places in
Thunderbird data, including msgFilterRules.dat
3. Retrieve email in Thunderbird.

Actual Results:  
As filters were encountered, Thunderbird would report it could not find the
folder and was disabling the filter.  I could then go to the message filters and
reset the folders.  However, when I looked for the messages that triggered the
filter, it was nowhere to be found.

Expected Results:  
When I have encountered this behavior in the past with Seamonkey, messages
always ended up in the Inbox and could be filtered once I reset the filter.  If
filters cannot be properly imported as described above, at the least Thunderbird
should drop the messages in Inbox as well when a bad filter is encountered.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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