[Dovecot] Virtual inbox folder bug

Tobias Daucher Tobias.Daucher at nagler-company.com
Wed Nov 3 08:56:43 EET 2010

Got the same "problem" with thunderbird... thunderbird wants to be intelligent and caches 
the server would remove the message, but thunderbird says "hey it was not me so i don't anything 
about moving" and reads the message from its cache...
close thunderbird, delete the imapmail folder in your profile, and restart thunderbird => mail is 
and if you find a way to turn off this fu***ing caching of thunderbird it would be nice to tell it 
to me...
caching sucks with imap and i don't find any option to turn it off...

Am 02.11.2010 22:50, schrieb Antonio Henrique Oliveira:
> Hi all,
> I've been using dovecot as our internal mail server for quite some time. It works very well. Each of
> our mailboxes have 1000+ messages (some have more than 4-5000 messages).
> I have recently started using virtual folders and, using an adaptation of an example script in the
> dovecot site (http://wiki.dovecot.org/Plugins/Virtual), to have a virtual folder changed to act as
> inbox.
> All of my email is delivered in some folder other than the real inbox via sieve scripts.
> My inbox is, therefore, a virtual folder, which only displays the unread emails on all the folders
> in the account.
> Everything works fine *except* that, when I mark an email as read or when I open an email directly
> on the inbox, it does not disappear from the inbox (as it should since it is not unread after being
> open or being marked as read).
> I'm not sure if this is a bug, a "feature", or a misconfiguration.... :)
> I'm using dovecot 1.2.13 on Debian Etch (installed using the backports repository). Attached is the
> file with the output of "dovecot -n", the script for the virtual folder and the custom login script
> to change the virtual folder to act as the inbox.
> I'm using Thunderbird 3.1.6 on Windows XP SP3 as the main mail client and also using an Android
> phone (Samsung Galaxy) to access the same account.
> Regards,


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