mailboxes w/o .msf files do not cause notifications about new messages

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Thunderbird
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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Michael Venables, Unassigned)

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Windows XP

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.13) Gecko/2009080315 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.13
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I imported the mail from my previous Eudora 7 install, and was not getting notifications on newly inserted messages which were filtered into the imported mailboxes.

It seems that as part of the import process, message summaries (.msf's?) were not created. They would create if I clicked into the mailbox (there was a fleeting mention in the status bar) -- and they were created globally when I did a search (the search function triggered their creation by scanning each box).

Once the mailboxes all had summaries notification worked as expected.


Reproducible: Always
Which version of Tb or build of Tb do you use?

AFAIR, when ".msf" doesn't exist, ".msf" file is automatically re-created by internal rebuild-index during restart of TB, if Tb 2 and latest nightly builds. If big mbox and if it takes long to complete internal rebuild-index, download of new mails by "check new mail at startup" perhaps silently fails. (Append of mail data to Inbox file is executed, but update of MailDB=.msf silently fails, then new mail is not properly detected.)
This case?

> It seems that as part of the import process, message summaries (.msf's?) were
not created.

AFAIR, there is bug report for "no .msf by import" or for "creation of outdated .msf by import". But I couldn't recall bug number.
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Comment 2

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Which version of Tb or build of Tb do you use?

This is running TB 3b3.


> AFAIR, when ".msf" doesn't exist, ".msf" file is automatically re-created by
> internal rebuild-index during restart of TB, if Tb 2 and latest nightly builds.

But not apparently in b3.


> AFAIR, there is bug report for "no .msf by import" or for "creation of outdated
> .msf by import". But I couldn't recall bug number.

My searches through Bugzilla didn't turn that up, but it's certainly possible I missed it (or it was beyond the 200 returned results).
Version: unspecified → 3.0
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Comment 3

8 years ago
Sorry to spam the thread. I fat fingered the version, and then referred to my mistake later.

I'm running Beta 2.
(In reply to comment #2)
> > AFAIR, when ".msf" doesn't exist, ".msf" file is automatically re-created by
> > internal rebuild-index during restart of TB, if Tb 2 and latest nightly builds.
> 
> But not apparently in b3.

I said "latest" builds. Some older builds had problem of "rebuild-index is not invoked during restart". Some old builds had problem of "rebuild-index is not invoked when outdated .msf condition". These are already resolved by current builds. When outdated .msf condition, internal rebuild-index is invoked upon mouse over on mail folder by current builds.
> http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/latest-comm-1.9.1/
> Download win32.zip build. You can test by UNZIP only.
I could reach bug I saw in the past again.
> Bug 478627 automatically rebuild indexes of the imported mail folders
Some one says "no .msf is created", but other one says "automaticaly execute rebuild index"...

See also Bug 368347, because you imported from Eudora.
See also Bug 315069, because you imported mails.

Comment 6

5 years ago
Michael, do you still see this issue?
Do you see your situation as matching anything in comment 5?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-09-15]

Comment 7

5 years ago
Resovled per whiteboard
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-09-15]
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