Closed Bug 756432 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Deleting messages does not work with POP3 accounts using the maildir store


(MailNews Core :: Networking: POP, defect)

Windows 7
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: steinspeicher, Unassigned)



User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/536.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/19.0.1084.46 Safari/536.5

Steps to reproduce:

* I set up a POP3 account to use the maildir storage format.
* I deleted a message by pressing the [Del] key

Actual results:

* The message was moved to trash, but the message list did not refresh properly
* Moving the mouse over a message in the list refreshed only this message's details (from, subject, date, etc.)
* After selecting another message and pressing [Del] multiple times again nothing happened. Further deletions were not possible.
* After navigating away to another folder and then back into the Inbox caused the messages to be listed properly, showing that only the first deletion was successful.

Expected results:

The messages should have beend moved to trash and the message list (Inbox) should have been refreshed to show the actual contents of the folder after the deletion of the message.
Blocks: 58308
have you tried the latest nightly build?
I tried it with today's earlybird.
Just tested again with a completely fresh profile - same results.

Draging & dropping (even multiple) files to Trash works fine though. The problem only occurs when using the application's delete function (triggered by the "Delete" button, the "Delete message" menu item or the physical [Del] key).
Still the same with earlybird 14.0a2 (2012-05-27)
Would it help if I created a screencast demonstrating the problem?
(In reply to tom from comment #5)
> Would it help if I created a screencast demonstrating the problem?

Logs (as described at ) from pop3 and msgdb would probably be more helpful.
Component: Folder and Message Lists → Networking: POP
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: folders-message-lists → networking.pop
Thanks for the hint. I just created logs for "pop3:5" and "msgdb:5" but there's no relevant information. Deletion of messages seems just not to be covered.

Also, it's not a POP3 but a storage issue. POP3-retrieval of messages itself is not involved here.
To make sure that POP3 definitely isn't involved I just put some messages into a folder with "Local Folders". There's NO POP3 account linked with "Local Folders", but still: Deletion-Behaviour is exactly the same as in the Description (Comment #0).
yeah, deleting local messages has nothing to do with pop3 protocol.

There are changes that are in the nightly build (aka Daily) that aren't in early bird builds. Today, those changes should start appearing in early bird builds.
thanks, i just tried with earlybird 15a2 and it seems to be fixed there while thunderbird 14 beta still shows the problem.
fixed in version 15
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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