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Folders I create for junk mail, called "Filtered Trash," disappear next day

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Thunderbird
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: xtines, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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12 years ago
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I set up folders called "Filtered Trash" as a subfolder of Trash in several email accounts. I enable the 
message filter and double-check that it's set up right. Then, the next day, after shutting down at night, 
the new folders are gone. When I go into the manage message filters, the filter still exists, although it is 
not enabled, and the directions for where to put the junk mail have changed from what I set up.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up the folders "Filtered Trash" as subfolders of the Trash folders
2. Works fine all day
3. Shut down at night
4. Start up the next day and they're corrupted: they exist (the filters), but are not enabled and are 
directed incorrectly.

Comment 1

12 years ago
I'm guessing you have the "Empty trash on exit" option checked on "Account settings" / "local folders", in which case it is doing what you told it to.

If you "delete" an entire folder, it simply moves that to a subfolder of "trash", and then deletes it when you empty the trash.... compare with putting a (cardboard) folder directly into your trash can rather than bothering to open it and discard each sheet of paper individually.


You'd probably be better off filtering to a "Junk" folder and enabling the "Automatically delete junk messages older than [___] days from this folder" option in the "junk mail controls".

FWIW, Microsoft Outlook has similar behaviour with subfolders of its "Deleted Items", and filters pointing at them become corrupted.

Comment 2

12 years ago
Sounds like this can be marked as INVALID if the reporter indeeds has Thunderbird setup to clean out his Trash automagically.

Is this the case, xtines?
QA Contact: general
reporter never commented and email address is invalid.
closing INCOMPLETE
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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