[Dovecot] deleted messages not going away in Thunderbird?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Mar 5 18:07:04 EET 2011

   Hi folks.  This may be a dumb question, but I can't seem to find a clue.

   I'm running Dovecot v1.2.9 and Thunderbird v3.1.7.  If I delete 
messages using a different IMAP client (I also use an iPhone and 
occasionally SquirrelMail), I would expect those messages to disappear 
from Thunderbird the next time I start it or click on "Get Mail".  In 
fact, they do...most of the time.  Sometimes, however, they just stick 
around.  If I do a "Repair Folder" on the inbox in Thunderbird, the 
messages go away.

   Is this a known issue?  My gut tells me there's some Thunderbird 
option to make it follow inbox contents with more "attention" but I've 
not been able to find it.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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