Naima pointed this interface quirk out previously, and Frank suggested
the following workaround:
Right-click on either your IMAP Inbox or the IMAP account root, and
select "New Folder". For the folder name, enter:
For example, to create a folder named "BSAD308" in the existing folder
"classes", enter the name:
This workaround has been available since the Netscape 4/Outlook Express
3 days, and works regardless of the length of time that an instance of
Thunderbird has been running. Hopefully the Thunderbird developers will
fix the "New Folder" bug soon.
-J. Greg Mackinnon | ETS Systems Architecture and Administration | x68251
On 9/13/2011 3:33 PM, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
> Hi all-
> Kudos to my colleague Beth Wilkins for troubleshooting Thunderbird into something close to submission.
> In Tbird 6.x, we previously discussed how crumby the mailbox and subdirectory creation interface had become. You could create subdirectories but apparently only off the root of your IMAP directory, the "New Subfolder" menu item had apparently disappeared, and the "use as parent" menu item was apparently broken.
> The secret: after you create your subdirectory (i.e. a folder that contains mailboxes), exit Thunderbird and restart it. Afterward it reloads, the "New Subfolder" menu item will be available again and you can create sub mailboxes to your heart's content.
> Andrew Hendrickson
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> UVM, College of Arts& Sciences
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