subfolders netscape 7.2 mail not migrated



12 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: dothesamba, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: closeme 2008-12-24)



12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050717 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; nl-NL; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050717 Firefox/1.0.6

When installing thunderbird and automatically migrating email from existing
account of Netscape 7.2 only the mail in the inboxfolder is migrated. All the
(personal) subfolders are not migrated. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install thunderbird

Actual Results:  
when process of installing is finished and thunderbird is opened then only inbox
is migrated.

Expected Results:  
inbox and all subfolders and other folders including subfolders including
messages of all accounts should be migrated

There is more than 1 account inside of the profile.

Comment 1

11 years ago
in netscape 7.2, windows 2000 pro sp4: i had four mail account folders with subfolders. first, third and fourth subfolders were imported properly, but not the second. i removed thunderbird  program, erased "thunderbird" folder in "application data", rebooted, and reinstalled thunderbird: same results. again, i removed "thunderbird, et al, plus, and used sureclean pro to clean temporary windows and internet files: same results.

i finally imported netscape mail to eudora, deleted all but second mail account, then imported to thunderbird. of course, i had to transfer imported folders to second mail account folder.
QA Contact: migration

Comment 2

11 years ago
It has been a while since i migrated from Netscape 7.2 to Thunderbird. The import-function in Thunderbird never worked for me. I also tried the eudora-route but it was too much work and too much intensive. 
In the end i succeeded in getting thunderbird to use the netscape-account. 
I created a default account in thunderbird.
I am not completely sure anymore how i proceeded after that:
OR: i copied the contents of the netscapefolder to the default-folder in thunderbird
OR: i choose the folder when creating an account of (a copy of) the netscapefolder.
In any case thunderbird treated it from then on as a thunderbird-account. All folders were accounted for.


9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Does this problem still appear with TB 2.0.0.* builds or recent trunk builds of TB 3? If no response within 3 weeks, I will close this bug as RESO INCO.

Also, does "subfolder" refer to a subfolder of a folder or merely non-INBOX folders?
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-12-24
RESO INCO per lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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