[Dovecot] FETCH FLAGS in response to SORT and SEARCH commands
tss at iki.fi
Sun Dec 25 13:15:44 EET 2005
On 23.12.2005, at 02:43, Michael Doppler wrote:
> I am getting IMAP FETCH FLAGS in response to SORT and SEARCH commands
> for my INBOX. See the following transcript between dovecot (marked
> with S:) and an imap client (marked with C:) for an example SEARCH
At the end of each IMAP command Dovecot checks if there have been
external changes to mailbox (eg. by another IMAP client). If flags have
changed, the flag changes are sent to client. This is how IMAP
specification defines it should work.
> Mozilla Thunderbird and Apple Mail seem to be able to cope with this,
> but squirrelmail chokes when it receives those flags.
Strange. UW-IMAP at least does the same thing, and I'd have thought
Cyrus also does it, so this shouldn't be a Dovecot-specific problem..
It's definitely a Squirrelmail bug anyway.
Looks like you're using Squirrelmail at the same time you have another
IMAP client open since you have those Junk-flags added. Most people
probably don't do that which is why Squirrelmail doesn't break with
> I get them only for my INBOX and not for other folders like sent mail,
> so the behaivour seems to depend on the content of the folder.
That's because the Junk flags get added only to INBOX by Thunderbird or
> Is this behaviour expected?
Yep. I think Squirrelmail should be fixed. If this problem occurs for
other IMAP clients too, I might add yet another workaround option to
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