I've noticed this a couple times, and finally figured out what was causing it. If you start up mail and open an imap inbox while not connected to the network (I was testing offline), we mess up sub-folders so that they show up as parent\sub folder instead of just sub-folder, e.g. a a\b a\c instead of a b c Then, the db's for the sub-folders are blown away, so next time you start up, you need to download all the headers again. This might be a bug in how we handle failure in folder discovery; I'm not sure yet.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
marking nsbeta1+ and moving to mozilla0.8
Priority: P3 → P2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.8
moving to mozilla0.9
Target Milestone: mozilla0.8 → mozilla0.9
marking nsbeta1- and moving to future milestone.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+] → [nsbeta1+ 2/13]
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9 → Future
Laurel, are you sure this isn't a dup of that bug you filed recently about imap folders showing up funny in the folder pane? It looks awfully similar to bug 72871, which happens when you start up off the network, or with the imap server down.
In bug 72871 I did not start offline and do not recall the server being down. If you think that's a duplicate of this, I'll go with your decision. But again, I don't think it's always a case of offline or server down.
by starting up offline, I don't mean starting and telling the product you're offline - I mean starting up disconnected to the network but the product thinks you're online. Well, if I fix this, we'll see if the other problem goes away. or you could try a little experiment and start up with your ethernet cable disconnected and see if you see bug 72871
I have exactly the same behaviour but only on one IMAP server (I am using currently four accounts). Version: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041217 Also in earlier versions (1.7.1, 1.7.3). Does not happen in Mozilla 1.7.3 build from FreeBSD ports (I am using same accounts and IMAP servers there). All subfolders of "mail" (IMAP server is at the traditional UNIX server) initially appear as "mail\foldername" with old new message counts and boldifications. After getting a connection (password entered) mozilla re-arranges folders properly. If you click on a "mail\xxx" folder during that process you usually get an error message about "SELECT" command failed on that folder.
Created attachment 169186 [details] Mozilla IMAP folder view _before_ authentication Mozilla IMAP folder view _before_ authentication - with expanded "mail/xxx" folders. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041217
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Do we have duplicates of this? And does it even still exist?
Assignee: mozilla → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Priority: P2 → --
Summary: starting up imap with server down messes up hierarchy separator → starting up imap with server down or network not connected messes up hierarchy separator
Whiteboard: [nsbeta1+ 2/13] → [dupeme?]
Target Milestone: Future → ---
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