IMAP folders dissapear from tree



Folder and Message Lists
8 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Fernando García Iglesias, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-03-01][needs protocol log])



8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; es-ES; rv: Gecko/20101012 Firefox/3.6.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.4

I am having this problem every few days. I start Thunderbird and my IMAP folders tree only shows Inbox, Sent and a new INBOX/SPAM folder. 

If I try to subscribe from Thunderbird, marking the preferred folders, nothing happens. 

I need to access my IMAP mailbox via webmail, I subscribe to all the folders and the next time I open Thunderbird I find all the folders with all their messages.

My ISP says the mail server only answers to the orders it receives from Thunderbird. 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Thunderbird. 
2. Sometimes, every few days, folders have dissapeared.
3. Solution: Subscribe to folders via webmail.
Actual Results:  
Folders appear again for some days.

Comment 1

8 years ago
A secondary effect of this problem is that, after the folders appear, Thunderbird needs to download all the headers of the thousands of messages.

Comment 2

8 years ago
Are you saying that your ISP is losing your subscription information? Thunderbird won't unsubscribe you from your folders unless you ask it to. It rather sounds like they're losing subscription information. You could try turning off the use of IMAP subscription in Thunderbird (tools, account settings, server settings, click the advanced button, and uncheck the "only show subscribed folders button") and see if that helps. Or, you could try IMAP protocol logging and save off a log where this happens, especially when you try to resubscribe yourself to folders that you were subscribed to before but it fails -

Comment 3

8 years ago
I shall try your suggestions and tell you. 

Thanks for the ideas.
can we get the log ?

Comment 5

8 years ago
Hi Ludovic,

Thanks for your interest. How can I get the log in Thunderbird?
see the wiki page that david pointed you at.


7 years ago
Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-03-01][needs protocol log]
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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