[Dovecot] deleted messages not going away in Thunderbird?

Eduardo M KALINOWSKI eduardo at kalinowski.com.br
Sat Mar 5 18:15:56 EET 2011

On 03/05/2011 01:07 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>     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.

I've also seen it. I've only observed it in INBOX, but I rarely delete 
mails from other folders, and in those other folders generally there are 
a lot of messages, so it would be hard for me to notice one that is 
there but shouldn't.

eduardo at kalinowski.com.br

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