User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20070219 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Build Identifier: version 18.104.22.168 (20070326) When choosing IMAP mail folders for download for offline use, there is no way to select ALL folders. The process is torturous and requires each branch of the tree of IMAP folders to be opened and folders to be selected either by clicking them with the mouse OR by selecting multiple folders and then pressing spacebar. Unfortunately both approaches seem to only allow ~300 folders to be selected at any one time. A download / sync must be performed BEFORE any further folders can be selected. So to download the 2000 to 3000 folders takes many iterations. Then Bug 267772 and 379531 randomly de-select folders that have been previously selected and all goes to make the whole IMAP offline selection / download virtually unusable. Reproducible: Always
For the suite there is bug 174934. Related/dupe: bug 308504.
Severity: major → enhancement
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Version: unspecified → 2.0
A painful work around for selecting ALL folders is to: 1. Select as many folders as you can (usually ~100) 2. Quit Firefox....and exiting Firefox seems to take along time ~30sec rather than the usual 2-3 seconds 3. Restart Firefox and repeat steps 1 and 2 until ALL folders are selected. I have not found if this eliminates the de-selection problem reported above.
Actually I meant Thunderbird (and not Firefox)...sorry
Use hidden option mail.server.default.autosync_offline_stores = TRUE to automatically select everything and everywhere.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 174934
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