Pine Corupting Inbox
chris at chrismaness.com
Sat Apr 26 19:58:21 UTC 2008
On Sat, 26 Apr 2008, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> On Apr 21, 2008, at 12:53 PM, Chris Maness wrote:
>> I think that pine is corrupting my inbox, so that it is unreadable by
>> UW-IMAPD. When using squirrelmail after using pine I see the headers, but
>> squirrelmail is unable to open the e-mails.
> When you read your mail with (al)pine with it picking up mail directly from
> /var/spool/mail, (al)pine will move the mail from /var/spool/mail into
> mailbox folders in your home directory.
> Now normally, this puts the mail in a place where it can still be picked up
> by uw-imap server. Indeed, under default configurations the uw-imap server
> will perform pretty much the same action when it gets new mail out of
> /var/spool/mail. So when everything is working right, even reading the mail
> locally with pine shouldn't mess things up as they have for you.
>> I switched over to alpine since I do understand that pine is no longer
>> supported. If other people have experienced this it would be nice to have
>> at least a notice when it is installed. I have used pine for almost 10
>> years without this problem, but maybe this is an incompatability with a
>> newer version of UW-IMAPD.
> Here is what I would do to start diagnosing my first guess at the problem:
> (1) Set up (or use) a clean vanilla user account, say fred.
> (2) Send fred mail.
> (3) log in as fred and have fred read mail with pine, with as close to a
> default configuration as possible.
> (4) See if fred can see his mail via squirrelmail. If so
> (5) Look around ~/fred to find where pine put the mail.
> (6) Compare the mail file locations for ~/fred and for you.
> (7) If there are difference (which is what I'm expecting), then look through
> your .pinerc
> Post back a report about how those steps go. If things break at step 4, then
> still do step (5) and report that back here.
> Good luck.
> Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
I'll check it out. Alpine is doing the same thing. It worlks fine for a
bit, an then no imap clients can access the mail. Only alpine can read
the spool. I am not having any problems whith other users, I will have to
try to test the spool with a fresh user like you suggested. I might
use aliases to send mail to this account as well.
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