Moving messages from local folder to IMAP folder causes message status to be reset



13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: rns.mozillabugzilla.n.semba, Assigned: mscott)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird version 1.5 (20051201)

I am using the standard latest version (Thunderbird 1.5 - 20051201) on Windows XP SP2.  When I move or copy a message which has the status 'replied' or 'forwarded' from a local folder to an IMAP server, the new message on the server no longer has the 'replied' or 'forwarded' status, and instead has the same appearance as a read message which has not had a reply or forward action carried out on it. 

The server I have tested against was a Courier IMAP server v3.0.8

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up an IMAP account, as well as Local Folders
2. Locate a message in the Local Folders, which has as its status either "replied" or "forwarded"
3. Copy or move this message to a folder in the IMAP account (by drag-and-drop or via the context-menus)

Actual Results:  
The copied/moved message no longer has the "replied" or "forwarded" status associated with it, and instead appears as a generic, read mail.

Expected Results:  
The copied/moved message should also have copied the message status information, and the message in the IMAP folder should have a corresponding "replied" or "forwarded" status.

This only happens when moving messages from Local Folders to IMAP folders.  Moving a similar message from an IMAP folder to a Local Folder results in the status being copied as well. 

I am not using any extensions in Thunderbird.
Confirmed on Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060407 Thunderbird/2.0a1 ID:2006040704
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All


13 years ago
Severity: normal → major
I switched IMAP logging on and followed the actions taken by TB copying or moving a message from local folders or even a second IMAP account to an (other) IMAP account. Not only the status for 'forwarded' (TB uses the IMAP flag '$Forwarded' for this) or 'replied' (TB IMAP flag: '\Answered') is lost but also the flag (Message/Mark/Flag) (TB IMAP flag: '\Flagged') and the Junk status (TB IMAP flags: 'NonJunk' and 'Junk'). The only status flag copied are the (TB IMAP flag: '\Seen') and labels/tags (TB IMAP flags: '$Label1' to 'Label5').

Logging shows the flags for a messages on IMAP server A:
1632[2837278]: * 701 FETCH (FLAGS (\Answered \Flagged \Seen $Forwarded $Label3) UID 81303)

But copying it to IMAP server B sets:
1272[27f4fd0]:  = currentUrl
1272[27f4fd0]: 14 append "INBOX" (\Seen $Label3) {53695+}

Only IMAP flags (\Seen $Label3) out of (\Answered \Flagged \Seen $Forwarded $Label3) are set on the destination IMAP server.

Reproducible by logging (NSPR_LOG_MODULES=IMAP:5) for Thunderbird (20061025), SeaMonkey 1.0.6 and SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta on Windows.

Comment 3

13 years ago
this should be fixed in our 2.0 beta that's coming out soon - the fix is also available in pre-beta builds. That fix was checked in as part of bug 360463, so I'm going to mark this as a dup.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 360463 ***
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
This isn't resolved. Replied/forwarded status is only kept for POP -> POP. 
IMAP -> IMAP, IMAP -> POP and POP -> IMAP still seems broken.

Reopening this (though it may in fact be a duplicate...), to avoid clutter in the other bug.
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---

Comment 5

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> This isn't resolved. Replied/forwarded status is only kept for POP -> POP. 
> IMAP -> IMAP, IMAP -> POP and POP -> IMAP still seems broken.

Magnus, per your bug 290099 comment 6, is this a dupe of that one?  Or is 290099 the one you mean by "the other bug"?  That is, are you making a distinction between the IMAP->Local case (that bug) and the Local->IMAP one (this bug)?
No that was only about junk status (which seems fine now). 

I retested this too, seems replied status is ok for POP -> POP and IMAP -> POP.

IMAP -> IMAP and POP -> IMAP still seems broken. 
(using todays 2.0 nightly)
This was fixed by yesterdays checkin for bug 371789. Thx David! 
Marking FIXED.

Last Resolved: 13 years ago12 years ago
Depends on: 371789
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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