[lug] Mozilla mail client misses messages?

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Mon Jan 19 14:49:37 MST 2004

On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 14:47, Bear Giles wrote:
> I just discovered something rather shocking while coding an 
> embedded Java mail client.  According to Mozilla 1.5, my inbox has 
> 699 messages.  According to the Java client, it had over 800 
> messages.  When I check the mail spool directly (one of the 
> benefits of running your own mail server) I found over 800 
> individual messages.
> Back in Mozilla, my inbox is fairly clean after the morning purge 
> of the spam that got through spamassassin.  The subject lines in 
> the Java mail client look like a drunk frat party minutes before 
> the police arrive.
> I've manually purged a fair amount of the crap, but the Mozilla 
> message count is unchanged.  It's like Mozilla and my other client 
> are seeing entirely different mail spools, but I know that's not 
> the case.
> Has anyone else seen this behavior?

Well, I use Evolution myself, but I have an idea.  Evolution marks
messages deleted locally but does not actually delete them from the
server until you select Expunge.

Does Mozilla Mail do something similar?
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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