Which would mean that TB has a bug - you can't create the FIRST folder without knowing about paths (ie how did you create the test sub-folder of the foobar folder? -- You had to enter "foobar/test" in the Name: field and create it to hold other folders (or you cheated and used some other mail program!).

I agree -  TB has blown folder creation.  I think they finally got totally confused about what a folder is - is it the directory that holds the mailbox or a mailbox or a file or a folder or ???  <sigh>


On 9/7/11 1:18 PM, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">I ran into this earlier today.  Drag and drop of mailboxes now appears to be unavailable in Tbird, which is a shame.

As for the "choose this for the parent" menu item, you're actually supposed to select a mailbox underneath that menu item rather than the menu item itself.

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Leave it to the open source Tbird folks to take something that was fairly intuitive and "improve" it to death.

On Sep 7, 2011, at 12:44 PM, Naima T. Dennis wrote:

We've been experiencing some erratic behavior from Thuderbird when attempting to create subfolders.   We create a folder that holds "Folders Only" properly but when attempting to create the subfolders the "New Folder" option is not always available. You can create one new subfolder and then the "New Folder" option is not available for subsequent folder creation.   When restarting Thunderbird the option is available again but you can use it only once.  The only way to get it to work properly is to start Thunderbird in Safe Mode and have all Add Ons disabled. 

If you are clicking on the main account>New Folder>Create as a subfolder of:  you cannot select "choose this for the parent" for any subfolder.

This sounds crazy but I was able to reproduce this on another machine and have had reports of the same behavior from other parts of the office. 

Anyone have any insight?

Naima T. Dennis
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The University of Vermont
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