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

Jonathan E. Brickman jeb at joshuacorps.org
Mon Mar 23 21:05:13 CDT 2009

With IMAP, one has to watch the clients one uses.  Kontact uses Kmail as 
a component, if I remember rightly, and I learned to distrust Kmail's 
IMAP capability.  Thunderbird is very good with IMAP, as is Outlook 
2007; Outlook 2003 is not.  Evolution is OK.

I don't think you actually lost the email; I think you are seeing a 
problem with IMAP "subscription".  In IMAP, folders often have to be 
"subscribed" to be seen, and in poorly written IMAP clients, the 
subscriptions can vanish.  Figure out how to "subscribe" to IMAP folders 
in Kontact (it's very possibly a right-click on an account object icon 
somewhere), and you'll see at least one invisible folder, possibly several.

> 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.
> any ideas
> th
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