Search message - repeated 'The current command did not succeed' - .. Invalid mailbox name



10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Joe VanAndel, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061004 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: version (20080421)

Trying to search all my mailbox folders.  Evidently, some of the mailbox folders don't exist or have bad names.  The Search Messages dialog keeps on popping up a dialog 
'The current command did not succeed.  The mail server responded: Invalid mailbox name'
1st level bug - please report which folder name is bad - how is the user supposed to remove them without knowing which folder name is bad?

2nd level bug - If a user is searching their folders, they might want an option to ignore bad folder names, rather than having to acknowledge every one

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on mail account name
2. Click on search, check 'recurse'
3. Keep on clicking the 'OK' button in the dialog
'The current command did not succeed.  The mail server responded: Invalid mailbox name'
until you lose patience.
4) Kill Thunderbird, run Apple Mail to do the search! -:(
Actual Results:  
Seemingly infinite stream of dialogs, as described above.

Expected Results:  
At the minimum, print the name of the offending mailbox name.
Better yet, have a dialog option to ignore all illegal mailbox names, and *NOT* require the user to acknowledge each one!

Comment 1

10 years ago
I got this on PC (WinXP Pro) - Mail Server is Google Apps (IMAP) - 2 Mail accounts, plenty of sub folders.
When I removed the searches, the message went away, so it was definiely from searching functionality.

I saved 2 searches in the "Local Folders"
That didn't through the message (although I didn't wait more than 5 mintues)
Then created one in my IMAP account - this started this message comming up.

Trying again now - can't make it do it - used the same searches

Comment 2

8 years ago
do you see this problem when using version 3?
Severity: enhancement → normal
Component: General → Search
QA Contact: general → search
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-02-21 [dupme]

Comment 3

8 years ago
Seems to be fixed with Thunderbird 3.0.1 on Mac OS 10.6.2
WFM per comment #3
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-02-21 [dupme]
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