[Dovecot] 1.0-stable loses flag changes sometimes?

Chris Wakelin c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Mon May 23 17:26:04 EEST 2005

Anything in the dovecot.log file? With what mail clients have you seen 
this happen. Are you using IMAP or POP?

"Trash" is just another mail folder as far as an IMAP server is 
concerned (the only "special" folder is INBOX), so it would be very odd 
for Dovecot to be moving things there.

The IMAP way of doing things is to mark a message as "deleted" and wait 
for the client to send an "expunge" command (sometimes called "purge" or 
"compact" by the mail clients). Some mail clients don't use this 
functionality and move the message to a "Trash" folder instead, which 
may be local or on the IMAP server.

As far as debugging is concerned, it may help to get a packet trace of 
the traffic between the server and client at the time the odd behaviour 
happens. I usually try to replicate a problem using the "debug" mail 
client, namely telnet to port 143 and type in raw IMAP commands ;)

I'm not as au fait with POP, but if that's what you're using I'd think 
it most likely to be the client at fault.

Best Wishes,

Hauke Fath wrote:
> Am 20.05.2005 um 17:43 Uhr +0200 schrieb Hauke Fath:
>> I was reading a mail, when a new mail came in. At the same moment, the 
>> window was closed. Suspecting evil things, I looked into the trash, 
>> and there was the mail I just had been reading - without me even 
>> touching the computer!
> ...again - Macintosh System 9, Eudora 6.1 this time.
> Anything I can provide to help debugging?
>     hauke

Christopher Wakelin,                           c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
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