Ticket #1107 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Thunderbird syncs entire Inbox locally by default

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Current Semester
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version: debathena-thunderbird-config 1.9, debathena-login-graphical 1.3
Upstream bug:

Description

Thunderbird thinks you should have a full local copy of your Inbox for "offline use" (you know, for when you have to disconnect your Trumpet Winsock SLIP connection to make a phone call, or something). This is a terrible idea in AFS. It can be limited by message age or size, and we should consider doing so.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jweiss

This sounds like it will also have the effect of gratuitously using disk space in AFS, which is why ops requested that firefox be configured to cache elsewhere. I would expect the same principle to apply.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

Oh good, we get to bring-back thunderbird-config. Fortunately, this is as simple as dropping a .js file in /etc/thunderbird/pref with

lock_pref("mail.server.default.autosync_offline_stores", false);
lock_pref("mail.server.default.offline_download", false);

And we no longer need to care about pre-3.x versions, since that's only Hardy these days, and we don't support Desktop on Hardy.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

r25619. We also need to fix login-graphical to stop conditionally depending on thunderbird-config.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Fixed in version set to debathena-thunderbird-config 1.8, debathena-login-graphical 1.3

r25684 for login-graphical.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to proposed

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from proposed to committed
  • Fixed in version changed from debathena-thunderbird-config 1.8, debathena-login-graphical 1.3 to debathena-thunderbird-config 1.9, debathena-login-graphical 1.3

In the time it took us to push this out, Thunderbird changed again, and now ignores /etc/thunderbird/pref in favor of /usr/lib/thunderbird/defaults/pref. This is why we can't have nice things.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

thunderbird-config is in -dev, login-graphical is in proposed.

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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