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Old 01-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Evolution mixing up mail metadata


This may be due to a case (non-)sensitivity issue. I have two subfolders on the mail server called "Spam" and "spam". On the mail server (Dovecot), these are directories ".INBOX.Spam" and ".INBOX.spam". The issue I am seeing is that the information shown in the index area of Evolution's window has, for some mail, information that belongs to other mail in the other folder. But when I click on that line, I see the corresponding correct email that should be in that position.

Because this happens to be spam, I just went ahead and trashed everything in one of the folders. That one action trashed everything in both folders.

Is there a way to tell Evolution to dismiss everything it thinks it knows about the state of mail on the mail server and re-acquire it all? Or could this be an IMAP server issue with Dovecot?
 
Old 01-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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It seems to be that subfolders of INBOX are supposed to be case IN-sensitive, while others are either way depending on the IMAP server filesystem. I can see how this will make for a mess accessing mail folders. I'm already finding problems in Evolution, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, and Outlook in this regard. Seems the real bug is the IMAP standard didn't specify this in a way that ensured all mail servers and mail clients would be compatible.
 
  


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