When downloading folders for offline use, nonexistant folders always give errors

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: wsloand, Unassigned)

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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7

I have some folders that may appear or disappear during normal use because I use
other mail programs as well that sometimes delete empty folders.  I would like
to have an option to not show the error

The current command did not succeed.  The mail server responded SELECT failed:
Can't open mailbox <mailbox name> no such mailbox.

I'd like for it to have an option to never show that error again for a
particular mailbox.  It could be a preference like:  "Don't show errors when
downloading this mailbox" in the offline tab for the folder properties.  It
would also be nice to have the option where the error occurs when downloading
the offline messages.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start offline mode when a folder to download is not on the server, but it
wasn't deleted by mozilla.
2. Choose to download all offline folders
3.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Are you still seeing this problem?  Is it possible to modify the other programs so that they don't delete empty mailboxes?  (Seems like you wouldn't want that in most cases.)

The trick with implementing the setting is that it seems to me that the right thing to do would be to delete the mailbox on the client side, rather than keeping it there when it no longer exists on the server side.

But, that might cause confusion if a user sees mailboxes disappearing without any warning.

Comment 2

9 years ago
Bug 191990 may be related.

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 3

9 years ago
No response from reporter, so resolving as incomplete.  If this is still an issue, and isn't addressed by another bug, please reopen.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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