[Dovecot] Icedove (Thunderbird) crashes when reading IMAP messages

Cam Ellison cam at ellisonpsychology.ca
Thu Apr 3 21:37:48 EEST 2008

Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Cam Ellison wrote:
>> This is a Debian lenny/sid installation.  Dovecot has been installed 
>> on it for over a year, with no problems.  Lately (i.e. the past few 
>> months), if I attempt to read a message, Icedove crashes.  It does not 
>> do this when I read a message downloaded from the ISP's POP3 server 
>> (not that I do this very often - almost all my mail goes through 
>> Dovecot).
> Have you tried creating a new account with the same settings as the 
> normal Dovecot account?  Maybe Icedove/Thunderbird has corrupted some 
> local data.

Icedove won't allow that - I have just tried it.  Interestingly, I was 
able to read your message with no problems, but Icedove crashed when I 
attempted to read a recent message in another folder.  I expect you may 
be right about corruption.

> If it persists, then get a raw log from Dovecot and let's see what has 
> to be done from there.

As to getting a log, this is a Debian installation, and everything goes 
to syslog.  I have made the necessary change in dovecot.conf,
and will see what I can generate.  No luck so far with valgrind: I must 
be setting it up wrong.

Thanks for the help


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