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

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Mon Mar 23 08:45:50 CDT 2009

On Monday 23 March 2009 8:56:26 am Tim Young wrote:
> IMAP also has a setting where it works just like POP, downloading the
> email to your computer and deleting it from the server. So that could be
> a third option... :)
> But it should be an email client setting, not something with IMAP.
> - Tim Young
> Stephen J. McCracken wrote:
> > 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.

I think I figured out the problem. I have filters set up in kmail for all my 
mailing lists and they were all under the default "Inbox" and not the "IMAP" 
inbox, So I dragged all my sub-folders to the IMAP folder and all the messages 
magically appeared on both computers. So I think I may have that problem 
sorted out.

the only problem I can see now, is my filters are not being applied. 
Everything is going into the inbox. I even deleted all my filters and tried 
creating new filters, with no luck so far.

David M.

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