Damn Save in Mozilla Mail

Just composed a long mail and wanted to be sure that Mozilla didn't crash when doing so (I'm running nightly builds, so Mozilla sometimes crashes), so I first pressed File -> Save. Then I realized that I needed some addresses from a different profile so I closed the mail. Mozilla correctly asked me if it should save the mail as a draft. Yes please. I exited Mozilla and start the different profile and got the information I needed, exited and started my own profile again. I then looked at my IMAP draft folder. EMPTY! Looked in all the draft folders for all my accounts. EMPTY. Did a text search in the profile directory and the %TEMP directory and came up with nothing!

Now my questions are:
- Where is my Draft?
- What the #%&%# does the File -> Save do?
- How do you share an addressbook across two profiles?

Perhaps it's bug 98576 IMAP: 'Save as Draft' doesn't save the message. (if URI contains a space) that I experienced. Why this isn't a blocker I dont know!

February 15, 2004 05:10 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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Sounds like that is the bug for you. There are a number of different ways of causing dataloss when sending/saving emails - there are around 300 confirmed, critical bugs in mailnews. It's rather a neglected component...

Comment by michaell at February 15, 2004 07:49 PM | Permalink

Addressbooks can't be shared because the filename preference only works with paths relative to the profile directory -- bug 143451.

Comment by Joe at February 15, 2004 11:18 PM | Permalink

In these cases, I copy the text into a text editor to be on the safe side.

Comment by ricky at February 16, 2004 11:42 AM | Permalink

That's it. It just crashed due to excess memory usage, after I wrote an ultra-long mail. It freezed my comp half an hour, then took my mail with it. I HAVE HAD IT WITH MOZILLA! I'm leaving for Kmail. Can't fscking stand loosing any mail one more time. Damned stuff. It was just on sending - can't it fucking save a proper temp file somewhere? RAM is no secure place for storing mails that are just being written with some crash-ass program.
Bah. I'm pissed very badly. I wish I had a Mozilla dev right here to have some advanced Bug Revenge. Oh my dase am I pissed off. Whoah. Incredible.

Comment by Marcel Partap at March 16, 2005 05:59 PM | Permalink

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