Mails are not read by movemail with maildir storage

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5 years ago
a day ago

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(Reporter: michel.pitermann, Assigned: aceman)

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x86_64
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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130910160258

Steps to reproduce:

With Linux Mint Debian Edition based on Debian Jessie edition.

$ uname -a
Linux lilas 3.10-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.10.5-1 (2013-08-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cd
$ rm -r .thunderbird  # for a fresh start
$ thunderbird &

At the question "Would you like a new email address?", answered "I think I'll configure my account later".
Preferences/Preferences/Advanced/Config Editor...
Set mail.serverDefaultStoreContractID to @mozilla.org/msgstore/maildirstore;1
Closed the Preferences windows
Clicked on "Accounts / Create a new account: / Movemail"
Filled all fields with true values and clicked "Finish"
Clicked the "Get Mail" button



Actual results:

Apparently nothing, Inbox was still empty:

- /home/testode/.thunderbird/ockm4iiu.default/Mail/localhost/Inbox/cur was empty.
- Get Mail did not trigger an error message in the Error Console.
- Get Mail did not trigger an error message in the terminal where TB was ran.


Expected results:

New files in /home/testode/.thunderbird/ockm4iiu.default/Mail/localhost/Inbox/cur.  When I kept mail.serverDefaultStoreContractID set to @mozilla.org/msgstore/berkeleystore;1 everything worked well.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
WADA, can you please look at this? And if it is real, please link it to your remaining-maildir-bugs meta bug. Thanks.

Comment 2

3 years ago
movemail and maildir are their own account types.  So what you are seeing should be a pure movemail problem.

Are you still having a problem?
Flags: needinfo?(michel.pitermann)

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Account Manager
(Assignee)

Comment 3

3 years ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, use Needinfo for questions) from comment #2)
> movemail and maildir are their own account types.  So what you are seeing
> should be a pure movemail problem.

No, only movemail is an account type, as is POP3/IMAP4/News/RSS/Local folders. maildir is a backend how TB stores the messages for the particular account. As is mbox.

It is just possible we do not yet support maildir backend for movemail account type. I can check if movemail calls the backend functions properly so that maildir can create the necessary files, or if there is some mbox-specific hard-coded code.
Assignee: nobody → acelists

Comment 4

3 years ago
Thanks for correcting my brain dead reconning.  Hopefully reporter has sorted it out by now.

Comment 5

3 years ago
Michel, do the above comments clarify for you?
(Reporter)

Comment 6

3 years ago
I cannot tell, unfortunately.  I did not succeed in using TB in 2013 and I gave it up for KMail, then evolution.  I checked my 2013 notes but I did not find anything useful.  I am sorry about it but I really cannot remember.
Flags: needinfo?(michel.pitermann)

Updated

20 days ago
See Also: → bug 845952
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