Warning message on edit from Normal email account to Forward only.

  • There is a scenario in the i-mscp interface that generate data loss when the user edit an email account from Normal & Normal + Forward to Forward type account. When the user hits the update button, imscp deletes all the emails in that account.

    I guess the solution could be a pop up warning message to explain that all the emails in that account will be deleted without any chances to recover them.

  • Hello Delta!

    Which I-MSCP Version you are using?

    Best regards

    Support Infos: I-MSCP Version: 1.5.x / Distro: Debian Stretch / PHP: 7.1.27 - FPM / I-MSCP Plugins: Let´s Encrypt + PHPSwitcher (latest Versions)

  • Delta04

    That is an implementation detail that is discutable but not wrong ;):

    • A normal mail account mean a local mailbox. Mails will be stored locally.
    • A normal mail account + forward mail account mean that mails will be fowarded to other recipient(s) but also stored locally.
    • A forward mail account doesn''t involve a local mailbox, hence the deletion of the mailbox (if any) when switching to a forward only mail account.

    I think that I've already fixed the behavior in the 1.6.x branch to only remove mailboxes on account deletion, whatever the type. I'll check and backport the fix 1.5.4.


  • Nuxwin

    Added the Label to be fixed
  • I know, but the user can accidentally delete the emails... thing that actually happen.