mozilla and courier-imap
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Aug 13 11:46:42 PDT 2004
On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 01:34:35PM -0400, Richard Coleman wrote:
> Ed Budd wrote:
> >>I'm using the most recent ports for mozilla and courier-imap on an
> >> up-to-date FreeBSD-stable. Very often I will not see new messages
> >>in a folder until I restart mozilla. I was convinced it was
> >>mozilla that was broken, but I've seen similar behavior using
> >>Thunderbird on my Windows box. Now I'm not so sure.
> >How are messages being routed to folders? If you're using some kind
> >of server-side filtering make sure the box is checked that says
> >"check this folder for new messages" in the properties of each
> >folder. If the only filtering is through the user-configured rules in
> >mozilla/thunderbird then everything gets delivered to the INBOX (or
> >whatever is set up as imap root folder) and then filtered/routed to
> >other folders AFTER the client is opened/started.
> >IOW this may be normal behaviour, not a broken client.
> All the filtering is on the client side, so that is not the problem.
> The odd thing is that the client shows that there are new messages in
> the folder. But when you click on the folder, none of the new messages
> are in the listing. It looks like a caching problem, but I'm not sure
> if it is the client or server that is having the problem.
> But thanks for the response.
Hmmm... You might want to give dovecot a try on the server side. It's
really rather good. As for IMAP clients: if you've got a spare PHP
enabled webserver anywhere, squirrelmail is pretty simple to set up.
IMAP is pretty tricky that way: all of the different clients and
servers implement only approximately the same protocol and getting
everything to agree on a compatible set of quirks can be a bore.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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