[CS-FSLUG] Hmmm, something not good with IMAP

Stephen J. McCracken smccracken at hcjb.org.ec
Sun Mar 22 22:42:08 CDT 2009

David McGlone wrote:
> Has anyone seen any of the following symptoms with IMAP
> If I fetch my mail on one or the other computer, there isn't a copy on the 
> other.
> just a few minutes ago, there was mail in my IMAP folder that Kontact 
> automatically created, I clicked on a different folder, then went back to the 
> IMAP folder and I watched all my messages disappear.
> I have no idea where they went.
> I also sent Ron a reply from my laptop, and that mail ended up on my desktop 
> with no copy on my laptop.

Sounds like one of two things:

1 - One computer is really using POP rather than IMAP and
downloading/deleting the messages from the server. (Or any computer
pointed to the box fetching with POP3.)

2 - The settings are such that only unread messages are shown, so when
you read the message on one computer it is marked as read and not shown
on the other.


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