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Old 01-13-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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Question Thunderbird 1.5 not exporting feeds within folders

For starters thank you for reading this post. I searched the forums and didn't see an answer, so here goes.

Within Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 I add a feed, and am able to read the different entries/posts/whatever without an issue. This works as expected.

But if I move an existing feed to a folder then that feed is no longer treated like a feed but is instead treated like a subfolder with content.

Steps to reproduce:

* Visit and download Thunderbird 1.5.
* Extract and run.
* Setup a RSS News & Blogs account.
* Subscribe to
When you do choose "Store articles in News & Blogs"
* Export the feed into an opml file and view it.

I got this:
<opml version="1.0">
    <title>Thunderbird OPML Export</title>
    <dateCreated>Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:00:22 GMT</dateCreated>
    <outline title="LQ Radio" text="LQ Radio" type="rss" version="RSS" xmlUrl="" htmlUrl=""/>
* Create a new folder (I call it Podcasts) and choose "Create as a subfolder of: News & Blogs"
* Drag the LQ Radio podcast feed into the folder you created.
My layout now looks like this:
News & Blogs -> Podcasts -> LQ Radio

* Export the feed into an opml file and view it.

I got this:

<opml version="1.0">
    <title>Thunderbird OPML Export</title>
    <dateCreated>Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:02:27 GMT</dateCreated>
    <outline text="Podcasts">
Is this a bug, a limitation of Thunderbird or a limitation of the OPML spec? I thought for the longest time it was me doing something wrong but after spending hours on this I realized perhaps it wasn't me after all.

I thought about submitting a bug report to Mozilla but I wanted to see if you guys knew of a fix before I did.

Thanks for your time.


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