Thunderbird displays useless "Don't import anything" dialog on first launch

Bug #50902 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2006-06-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Thunderbird
Fix Released
Medium
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Low
Mozilla Bugs

Bug Description

I just installed Thunderbird in Ubuntu 6.06, and the first thing it did when I ran it was show me a dialog asking what I wanted to import. That would have been great (I'd like my Evolution settings imported), but there was only one radiobutton in the dialog: "Don't import anything".

If Thunderbird can't find anything to import, it would be much better not to show this window at all.

I had the same problem, but now I only use Evolution and for me there is not need anymore to import E-mails.

But I've just found some ways to import mails from Evolution to Thunderbird:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=395122&highlight=import+evolution
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=334394&highlight=import+evolution

Or just search in the forum if this links don't help you.

You should report this directly to the Thunderbird developers (at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ I think).

Thomas

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

Thunderbird 1.5.0.4, Ubuntu 6.06

I just installed Thunderbird, and the first thing it did when I ran it was show me a dialog asking what I wanted to import. That would have been great (I'd like my Evolution settings imported), but there was only one radio button in the dialog: "Don't import anything".

If Thunderbird can't find anything to import, it would be much better not to show this window at all.

Changed in thunderbird:
status: Unknown → Confirmed

*** Bug 344133 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Created attachment 229710
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

i hit this bug while using thunderbird for the first time on opensolaris. it was a terrible first run experience.

Comment on attachment 229710
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

mozilla/mail/components/migration/src/nsProfileMigrator.cpp 1.10

Changed in thunderbird:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

Verified FIXED with Thunderbird version 3 alpha 1 (20060731).

Comment on attachment 229710
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

We should get this in on branch.

timeless: this has approval‑thunderbird2+

This probably caused bug 367723.

Comment on attachment 229710
look through the known importers before deciding to construct a useless dialog

Apparently this breaks importing if data exists to import. (See bug 367723.)

Fortunately, timeless did NOT check this in on the 1.8 branch. Removing approval flag until we can figure out what to do.

Can anyone verify that the fix has been released?

Thanks, Alex.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Undecided → Low

Assigned to Mozilla Team

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs
Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Still seeing this problem in Gutsy. I have a basic Evolution profile configured.

*** Bug 419694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I can confirm that this bug still exists in Hardy (in its current state).

Created attachment 331562
Patch against 1.8 branch

This patch is a backport of the original patch against the 1.8 branch (well, there was not much to change ;))

Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

I can confirm that this is still happening in Intrepid

thunderbird:
  Installed: 2.0.0.16+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.0.0.16+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.0.16+nobinonly-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://es.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Changed in thunderbird:
status: Confirmed → Triaged

will this patch for 1.8 be included?

Probably not as the 1.8 branch is for security and crash fixes. This is polish, and thunderbird3 is scheduled to be out in not so many months anyway.

Comment on attachment 331562
Patch against 1.8 branch

Comment 12 sounds right to me: I don't think we'd take this on branch. Because we're resource constrained the only way we can ensure sufficient branch stability is by minimizing the amount of patches we take there. Sorry for not responding to the review request sooner.

Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2009-12-10
Changed in thunderbird:
milestone: none → 3.0
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package thunderbird - 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu1

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thunderbird (3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * New Upstream Release 3.0 (THUNDERBIRD_3_0_RELEASE)
    - LP: #50902 - Thunderbird displays useless dialog
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    - LP: #49033 - Doesn't recognize upper case extension (.JPG)
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    - LP: #62071 - Middle click on scrollbar pastes instead of jumping
    - LP: #119358 - Weak default authentication mode
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    - LP: #96566 - movemail doesn't work with default privs
    - LP: #122529 - Non-Thunderbird IMAP folders not visible to Thunderbird
    - LP: #241276 - Not able to paste image into thunderbird compose window
    - LP: #244635 - scrollboxes scroll to offset 0 when resized
    - LP: #259387 - "Edit Message as New" broken for eml messages
    - LP: #120281 - Editing a message from the drafts folder leaves line breaks
    - LP: #115484 - Dialogue boxes too large for 1024x768 resolution
    - LP: #320034 - Mail with self referencing headers breaks threading
    - LP: #160794 - shortcuts different in windows and linux
    - LP: #280987 - thunderbird keeps asking a password when working off-line
    - LP: #369150 - Thunderbird splits email addresses with non-ascii characters
                    and a comma in From: field
    - LP: #135066 - Thunderbird doesn't use Ubuntu icon theme
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    - LP: #487541 - thunderbird-bin crashed with SIGSEGV (AFS filesystem)
    - LP: #485224 - Thunderbird saves double attachment file name endings on
                    FAT32 and NTFS
    - LP: #482496 - When using SCIM ANTHY, autosaving fails, and then get asked
                    about sending in UTF-8

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  * Bump standards version to 3.8.0
  * Replace ${Source-Version} by ${binary:Version} in control file
    - update debian/control
  * Bump requirement for system nspr to >= 4.8 since Mozilla bug 492464 landed
  * Bump requirement for system nss to >= 3.12.3 since Mozilla bug 485052 landed
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Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in thunderbird:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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