Drag&Drop news msg to POP folder errors on reading message.

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla0.8


MailNews Core
17 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: laurel, Assigned: Navin Gupta)



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(Whiteboard: relnote-user [nsbeta1+])



17 years ago
Using oct16 mn6 branch commercial build
linux rh6.0, Win98 and mac OS 9.0

"Unknown error" occurs when selecting a message which was a Drag & Drop from
newsgroup to POP folder.

1.  Profile has both POP account and newsgroup account. You've logged in for the
pop account.
2.  Open newsgroup, select a message and Drag&Drop it to a folder on the POP
account (Inbox or user created folder, top level or sublevel).
3.  Go to the destination folder on the POP account and select the message you
just dragged from the newsgroup.

Result:  Upon selecting the message Unknown Error alert appears.  Upon OK to the
alert, the message body loads, all is ok.

Expected:  No alert.

Note:  This doesn't happen when using the menu item Message|Move or
Message|Copy, but I have noticed that the menu item will sometimes fail (on Mac)
and there will be no header in the destination folder.


17 years ago
QA Contact: esther → laurel

Comment 1

17 years ago
I've been repeating this scenario and found this to be more damaging than it
appears at first:
-- the message doesn't always load after getting the unknown error alert,
sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.
-- after you've received the "unknown" alert, subsequent copies via Menu item
Move or Copy will not reflect in that same destination folder.  That folder will
no longer accept moves or copies from IMAP, News or assuming POP.

David:  might this be related/similar to bug 56007 or its fix?

Comment 2

17 years ago
Laurel, no, it can't be related.

Comment 3

17 years ago
*** Bug 56909 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4

17 years ago
*** Bug 56910 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

17 years ago
Adding relnoteRTM keyword.

OK, after further testing on Win98 (will try again with Mac to confirm), it
appears that even when the folder is in its weird state of not accepting any
moves/copies we do not have a case of true data loss.

1.  When in the bad state, if it's a POP Inbox, it still gets new messages and
you can select them, bodies download.
2.  When in the bad state, if a Move Message happens from any other source to
that folder, the message doesn't really move; the move fails and the message
stays in the source/originating folder.
3.  When in the bad state, if it's a POP folder which gets a message filtered to
it from the Inbox on the same account, the filter fails and the message stays in
the Inbox.
4.  Like I mentioned, after exit the folder seems to regain its normal qualities.
5.  To reiterate, using menu items to copy/move DOES work from news to pop until
such time as you've D&D from news to pop.
6.  Downside is that a user who does copying to a POP folder in this state will
not wind up with the copies of the data -- the copies do not ever make it to the
folder, even after restart.
7.  But the good news is a copy is only a copy, and unless the user deletes the
source mail message in the meantime, they can always do another copy. In the
case of the news copy, it is likely the news message will be around to re-copy.
8.  This doesn't happen with POP-->POP D&D, IMAP->IMAP D&D, IMAP-->POP D&D, or
News-->IMAP D&D.
Keywords: relnoteRTM


17 years ago
Whiteboard: relnote-user

Comment 6

17 years ago
nominate for 6.5 fix.
Keywords: mail3

Comment 7

17 years ago
marking nsbeta1+ and moving to mozilla0.8
Keywords: nsbeta1
Priority: P3 → P2
Whiteboard: relnote-user → relnote-user [nsbeta1+]
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.8

Comment 8

17 years ago
reassigning to sspitzer
Assignee: putterman → sspitzer
I logged a dup of this.  let me re-assign to chuang and then go mark my bug a

I feel this is a p1.  the folder is corrupt.

great catch laurel.
Assignee: sspitzer → chuang
Priority: P2 → P1
*** Bug 64366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11

17 years ago
I believe this is a backend (CopyMessages) problem.  The message is dropped 
correctly in the folder.  Reassign to Navin.
Assignee: chuang → naving

Comment 12

17 years ago
the news msg is correctly copied to the local folder, but the db hdr for the msg
in the local folder is incorrect, either in msg position in the folder, or size,
or both.

Comment 13

17 years ago
I have one line fix for moving/copying one message. Basically the copyState was
not getting cleared and the notification that copy is over was not being

Comment 14

17 years ago
sr=mscott on the patch navin emailed me

Comment 15

17 years ago
fix checked in.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


17 years ago
Blocks: 64714

Comment 16

17 years ago
naving - can you take a look at bug 65029.

Comment 17

17 years ago
OK using jan11 commercial trunk builds, linux rh6.0, mac OS 9.0, win98.
Tested single and multiple selection D&D news-->local/POP folder.
Did not retest other news copying methods -- sheelar can cover that when she
does her move/file/copy testing.
QA Contact: laurel → sheelar
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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