Client shows incorrect message counts
tech at leding.net
Tue Aug 11 06:03:25 EEST 2020
Is Mailmate an option for you?
> On Aug 10, 2020, at 7:51 PM, John Stoffel <john at stoffel.org> wrote:
> Antonio> Thanks a million for your insight. I believe this is the thread to which you refer:
> Antonio> https://dovecot.org/pipermail/dovecot/2019-October/117219.html
> Yes, that's the thread. It looks like it's an Apple Mail client
> bug/feature/screwup. I hate it, since it messes up my main text based
> mail reader doing IMAP.
> Maybe I need to move to Mutt finally. Ugh... re-programming my
> fingers for a new mail reader won't be fun at all.
> Antonio> On Jul 30, 2020, at 5:48 AM, John Stoffel <john at stoffel.org> wrote:
> Antonio> "Antonio" == Antonio Leding <tech at leding.net> writes:
> Antonio> Hello all…
> Antonio> First, a disclaimer…I am aware that this is very likely not a Dovecot related issue
> Antonio> but I am truly pulling whatever hair I have left out of my head and given the brain-power of
> Antonio> this mailer, I thought someone might know what is going in here.
> Antonio> The issues is this…
> Antonio> I check the message counts for a given account using doveadm
> Antonio> and get a given number. I then configure the same account in
> Antonio> 3 mail clients: Apple Mail, Mailmate, and Thunderbird. Both
> Antonio> the Mailmate and Thunderbird message counts match exactly
> Antonio> with the doveadm numbers. Apple Mail is low in almost all
> Antonio> cases.
> Antonio> I think the problem is that Apple probably uses "SELECT INBOX" instead
> Antonio> of "EXAMINE" mailbox. Look in the archives for my question about this
> Antonio> issue back in Oct 1, 2019. It's a client issue, and (imho) a mistake
> Antonio> in the IMAP specification. But I haven't spent any time reading the
> Antonio> spec closely to understand the reasoning.
> Antonio> John
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