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Migrated mail server & updated URLs, but Thunderbird still references old server

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Hi,

I recently migrated my mails (own domain) to another provider.

IMAP & SMTP urls were changed accordingly for the relevant accounts within Thunderbird. After restarting, it asked me twice for the new server's password: 1x each for send/receive – both work properly, as do the rest of folders apparently.

But: If I open Properties in the IMAP folders' right click menu, the dialog still lists the old server's URL in their location (and that field is not editable).

Weirder yet: Despite Thunderbird having asked for the passwords while showing the "new" server's URL (& me storing them in the password manager), it still reports the "old" server's URLs as provider in the "Saved passwords…" dialog. This is repeats if I delete these passwords and have it ask again.

Is this a known issue?

Thunderbird 91.10.0

Hi, I recently migrated my mails (own domain) to another provider. IMAP & SMTP urls were changed accordingly for the relevant accounts within Thunderbird. After restarting, it asked me twice for the new server's password: 1x each for send/receive – both work properly, as do the rest of folders apparently. '''But:''' If I open ''Properties'' in the IMAP folders' right click menu, the dialog still lists the ''old server's URL'' in their location (and that field is not editable). Weirder yet: Despite Thunderbird having asked for the passwords while showing the "new" server's URL (& me storing them in the password manager), it still reports the "old" server's URLs as provider in the "Saved passwords…" dialog. This is repeats if I delete these passwords and have it ask again. Is this a known issue? Thunderbird 91.10.0

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I just searched again and found:

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1287979]

Seems the consensus was that these folder locations are local despite having imap:// as URL.

Though that still leaves the question as to why Thunderbird reports the old URLs for the saved passwords.

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Simply because Thunderbird stores local copies in local folders there is a local storage location. Once created there is no reason at all to change it. Even if the information it contains comes from a different source.

But the things stored in passwords comes from another source. That is realserver name V's server name. The real is set at the time an account is created, and basically never use again except for internal things. The server name is used to things that are sent out over the internet.

Developers discuss the issues here https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1573690

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