[Dovecot] Thunderbird message cache out of sync after repetitive rsyncs...

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu Dec 26 22:21:52 EET 2013

On 2013-12-26 2:02 PM, Robert Schetterer <rs at sys4.de> wrote:
> Am 26.12.2013 19:45, schrieb Timo Sirainen:
>> On 26.12.2013, at 20.40, Charles Marcus <CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com> wrote:
>>> Meaning... the index files and the dovecot-uid* files are out of sync (index files are in a state from the last time I accessed the mailstore, before I rsync'd it again, but the dovecot-uid* files are from the state of the mailstore at the time of the last backup).
>>> Would that explain it?

>> Ah. Maybe. Although they do have timestamps and should refresh automatically if they don't match. But I've heard some problems related to that. Using doveadm force-resync -A '*' could be used to make sure the indexes are up to date for everyone.

> off topic, i sometimes have bugs with Thunderbird on Windows only ( no
> idea why ) only dovecot-uid* delete fixes that, and all mails in dove
> maildir can be seen again on TB win, never had that problem with
> thunderbird on linux.

Ok, I'll test two different ways...

First, I'll test if just deleting the index files on the target before 
accessing with Thunderbird shows all files.

If it doesn't, then I'll test if deleting both the indexes and the uid* 
files does the trick.



Best regards,


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