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Old 07-12-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Thunderbird cannot see new folder


Thunderbird cannot see a new folder on the mail server (Dovecot). I even tried to have Thunderbird create it, but it didn't show up. It's definitely on the server and even has mail in it.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Is it IMAP? Did you subscribe the folder?
 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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Is it IMAP? Did you subscribe the folder?
There seems to be a fundamental design flaw somewhere. If the server creates a folder and the client subscribes a folder at different times, even though they are the same name, they don't get connected.

I think the problem IS the subscribe issue. Lots of other folders show up that are NOT subscribed. But that only works when Thunderbird starts up for the very first time using a server with folders. So it is clear that IMAP provides a means to find out, and the server (Dovecot) implements this, and that even Thunderbird implements this at one place. How can I get Thunderbird to just resynchronize itself with the server like it did when it started the very first time, without losing my local mail?

I noticed Evolution had a similar problem. I think these GUI app programmers spend too much effort on the eye candy and too little on the basic functionality (like ... hey, the server has this new folder ... show it in the list of folders like all the others). I might have to go back to a text based email client.
 
  


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