This is on the 20001108 build, but it has been a problem for quite a while. Open mail/news account settings. Select "copies and folders" entry from the list. Make a change to "Place a copy in" field. Click okay to save the changes. Changes are valid until Mozilla is exited. On next execution of mozilla, the old values are back again in the fields. This is 100% reproducible, and I can't get around it. Consequently, email are always being filed in the wrong folder.
I'm not seeing this. I'm definitely seeing my prefs getting saved when I hit "ok" in the account settings dialog. using this command "cat ~/.mozilla/seth/utgb2nh2.slt/prefs.js | grep Sent | grep id2" # after I startup: user_pref("mail.identity.id2.fcc_folder","mailbox://nobody@Local%20Folders/Sent"); # after I hit OK user_pref("mail.identity.id2.fcc_folder", "imap://sspitzer@nsmail-1/Sent"); # after I exit the application user_pref("mail.identity.id2.fcc_folder", "imap://sspitzer@nsmail-1/Sent"); gstovall, can you try the same experiment? your path and id will differ, but you get the idea.
Your comments got me to thinking, so I did more checking. Everything was happening exactly as I said. I would change any of the settings, it would actually change in prefs.js. Then on next invocation, the instant I would send a message, the values would change. I finally determined that they were being pulled from file user.js and written into prefs.js. Once I manually made the changes in user.js, it was fine. I would gather that this is not the way things should work. Should user.js be deleted?
excellent! what we have here is a duplicate of http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41722 the short answer: delete your user.js file for details, see #41722 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 41722 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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