A new folder just like the sent folder (multiple mail.account.accountN.server entries point a mail.server.serverX)



10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: hawk4eye, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 2 bugs)

Windows XP
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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: version (20090605)

http://iruce.org/thunder-Q.gif is a screen shot of a folder I cannot delete.  it appeared when I tried to setup a email account.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Anything in Tools-> Error console when you try to delete the said folder ?
Component: General → Folder and Message Lists
QA Contact: general → folders-message-lists
Version: unspecified → 2.0

Comment 2

10 years ago
http://iruce.org/tb_2.gif is a screen shot showing a right click menu from the said folder, there is no choice to delete the odly added folder, sorry for not being specific about that.  So nope nothing in Error console.
Don't know why it happened, but you can go into your profile folder (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Thunderbird) and delete the corresponding file. (If it's not found, you may have to get rid of the .msf files for the account too.)
"Folder to save copy of sent mail" is defined by next entry of prefs.js.
(Server Settings/Copies&Folders)
If entry like next exists, mail folder iruce.org is created and marked as "sent folder" and icon for "sent folder" is used. And special folder like Trash, Sent, Drafts, is not deletable.
> user_pref("mail.identity.idN.fcc_folder", "mailbox://aaa@a.a.a/iruce.org");
> user_pref("mail.identity.idN.fcc_folder", "imap://gggg%40gmail.com@imap.gmail.com/iruce.org");
> user_pref("mail.identity.idN.FccFolder", "iruce.org");

Is there such entry in your prefs.js?

Comment 5

10 years ago
nope there is no entry like that.  This is only happening when I try to add iruce.org folder under Local Folders now.  I can add any other folder and it is added as a normal folder.  I can get mail from patrick@iruce.org and it goes to the inbox.  However whe I create the folder for iruce.org it always appears as a sent folder.  No other names I create, just iruce.org are created as sent.

Comment 6

10 years ago
here is that file

Comment 7

10 years ago
latest snapshop of thunderbird local folders
Problem of Bug 466660 exists in your prefs.js.
> user_pref("mail.account.account2.identities", "id1");
> user_pref("mail.account.account2.server", "server2");
> user_pref("mail.account.account8.identities", "id7");
> user_pref("mail.account.account8.server", "server2");
It's possibly problem after problem of Bug 303542. See Bug 303542 Comment #6 for detail of Bug 303542.

This bug is possibly similar issue to Bug 498292.
  - You case   : folder named "iruce.org" somehow marked as "sent folder". 
  - Bug 498292 : folder of string which relates to other account setting
                 is somehow created by Tb when IMAP.
Depends on: 466660
Oh, three accounts pointed same server entry in your case.
> user_pref("mail.account.account2.identities", "id1");
> user_pref("mail.account.account2.server", "server2");
> user_pref("mail.account.account8.identities", "id7");
> user_pref("mail.account.account8.server", "server2");
> user_pref("mail.account.account9.identities", "id8");
> user_pref("mail.account.account9.server", "server2");
(Unusual-1 in your prefs.js)
> user_pref("mail.server.server2.hostname", "pop.secureserver.ner");
> user_pref("mail.server.server2.realhostname", "pop.secureserver.net");
(Unusual-2 in your prefs.js)
> user_pref("mail.server.server7.directory-rel", "[ProfD]Mail/pop.secureserver-10.net");

(Unusual-1 in your prefs.js) is merely mis-type correction of hostname, and AFAIK, the (Unusual-1 in your prefs.js) won't produce any problem, because all account definition has different mail.server.serverX.userName even though same mail.server.serverX.hostname or mail.server.serverX.realhostname, and because there is no mail.server.serverX.realuserName. 
(Unusual-2 in your prefs.js), "2 digits suffix == more than 9 accounts on same server", is cause of Bug 466660?
Summary: A new folder just like the sent folder → A new folder just like the sent folder (multiple mail.account.accountN.server entries point a mail.server.serverX)
Depends on: 303542

Comment 11

7 years ago

do you still see this problem when using a current version of thunderbird? 

And if you do not, please close bug report by changing resolution to worksforme
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-03-01]
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE due to lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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