[Users] [Bug 3143] New: In the initial setup of multiple POP accounts, inbox and local_inbox disagree after first account.

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            Bug ID: 3143
           Summary: In the initial setup of multiple POP accounts, inbox
                    and local_inbox disagree after first account.
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 2.9.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Folders
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: andr55 at laposte.net

Please note that I am in the process of transferring my email agent from
Mozilla Seamonkey (Thunderbird compatible) to Claws-mail.
I'm just trying to echo the Seamonkey configuration to Claws (with mixed

When I set up multiple POP accounts, I first defined my initial account using
the wizard.
Then I defined all the other local mailboxes.
Then I defined all the associated email accounts.
When I tested downloading my messages, (on the accounts that worked) everything
was downloaded to the first email account defined.
After investigation, I found that in the "accountrc" configuration file, the
"inbox" variable was correct, but the "local_inbox" variable always pointed to
the first account.
After setting "local_inbox" to the value of "inbox", all the accounts are then
downloaded to the correct mailbox.

I think the correction should involve dedicating "inbox" to remote (i.e. IMAP)
connexions, possibly renaming it to something like "remote_inbox" or
Then for IMAP, remote connexions would use that variable.
For all local mailboxes (POP and any local IMAP, etc), "local_inbox" would be
Thus POP accounts would only have "local_inbox" defined.
I assume that that should be a relatively simple correction, to anyone familiar
with the code.

BTW, I notice that the bogofilter plugin doesn't seem to accommodate multiple
accounts if one doesn't want to use the default of "trash" of the mailbox in
question, unless one wants to direct the spam for all mailboxes to the same
Although I prefer the default, it may matter to other users.

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