Using july26 commercial build If you delete (by accident, of course!) the collected addresses AB, it will not be recreated even after exit. You're left with the pref(s) enabled, and no appropriate messages incoming/outgoing will be collected, no new AB recreated. Even if you add a new address book called Collected Addresses, nothing is ever put there when prefs are enabled. 1. Launch to mail window, login to mail account. 2. Open Address Book window, check to make sure there is a collected addresses address book present. Close the address book window. 3. Edit|Prefs|Mail and Newsgroups|Addressing... enable email address collection pref and enable to collect from incoming and outgoing messages (this is all enabled by default). 4. Read and/or send a message, go to Collected Addresses AB and make sure the collection does take place. It does. 5. Delete the Collected Addresses AB (I did this accidentally by trying to delete the cards within the AB and wiped the actual collected AB out in the process.) 6. Close AB window. 7. Read and/or send a message, check to see if there was any collection. Note there is no recreated Collected Addresses AB. 8. Exit Netscape and relaunch. Check AB window, note there is still no Collected AB. (At this point I tried toggling prefs off/okaying/enabled them again. Thought there might be a check for a Collected AB when enabling prefs. Not so, still no collected AB.) 9. Add a new address book and name it Collected Addresses. Prefs are still enabled. 10. Read and/or send a message and check to see if collection took place. Nope. 11. Exit, relaunch and read or send another message, check for collection. Nope. Result: If you've wiped out the collected address book, it doesn't get recreated and you can't get collection to take place again even if you add a new collected addressbook. Expected: I expect it to be recreated, particularly if the prefs are enabled.
As per spec, both default AB's (Personal AB and Collected AB) _cannot_ be deleted.
Oops, I didn't check the spec. Thanks, Suresh.
I looked, but didn't see any existing bug about preventing deletion of the Personal and Collected Address Books. I also checked nbaca's AB window ui bugs, but didn't find it. So I'm changing the summary to this bug...
nominating for nsbeta3.
+ per mail triage
per mail triage, all "mail3" bugs to P1.
reassigning to gayatrib
I was looking thru this bug and found another interesting observation. I'm not sure if it is already known. Go thru steps 1-4 in the biug report. Then instead of deleting the Collected Addresses AB, delete all the entries in it. Then you will notice that you can never get to add entries to it again until youclick on a new/unread message. After you click on a new/unread message, entries start getting added to it as per the expected nehaviour--i.e. when you read/send a mail also. Probably this behaviour should also be fixed..?
gayatrib, that behaviour is addressed in 47932.
I have the fix in hand--if it is ok that the app has to be restarted to see the collected/personal address books after they are once deleted. Actually even if the app is not restarted, the entries get added into collectedAddresses, but it does not show up in the address book until the app is restarted. I will try to explore further and see why it does not get shown until the app is restarted--but please let me know thoughts on how it is this way.
Adding putterman to cc list.
ooops--did not add him. Adding him now.
I think we should prevent the deletion of the Personal Address Book and the Collected Address Book. They can just delete the entries if they want to make them smaller.
fix checked in.
Using build 2000-09-06 on win98, mac and linux this is fixed. Verified.