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[Bug 299261] Re: movemail account does not work with global inbox


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  movemail account does not work with global inbox

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: thunderbird

  When setting up a movemail account in Thunderbird, the wizard provides
  the option to use the Global Inbox with the account.  However, this
  type of account seems not to support the global inbox.

  To reproduce:
  - Create a new account of type 'Unix Mailspool (Movemail)'. In the wizard choose 'Use Global Inbox' (it is checked by default).
  - Send mail to yourself (verify that it arrived with ls -l /var/mail/<username>)
  - Get mail for the movemail account

  Expected behaviour:
  - new messages from the /var/mail/username mailbox are moved to the global inbox under the Local Folders account.

  Observed behaviour:
  - Nothing happens, the Local Folders account does not even have an 'Inbox' folder.
  - Instead, messages are copied to the account-local inbox (.mozilla-thunderbird/.../Mail/localhost/Inbox).
  - In the movemail account settings, there is no option to control the use of the global inbox (as with POP accounts).

  Without the global inbox option reading mail works.
  Note: I have no other account configured which could make use of the global inbox (only IMAP accounts) -- in case this matters.

  Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
  Package: mozilla-thunderbird None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mozilla-thunderbird.list]
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: thunderbird
  Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

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