Bug 1029613 - Count of unread messages incorrect
Count of unread messages incorrect
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-11-12 13:02 EST by John Dennis
Modified: 2014-01-06 10:10 EST (History)
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Show wrong unread count (15.21 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-11-12 13:07 EST, John Dennis
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Description John Dennis 2013-11-12 13:02:01 EST
Version: thunderbird-24.0-3.fc18.x86_64

I have 3 IMAP accounts configured in Thunderbird. On all 3 accounts the count of unread messages next to the account inbox in the account pane is wildly inaccurate. This behaviour first appeared after upgrading to thunderbird-24.0-3.fc18.x86_64.
Comment 1 John Dennis 2013-11-12 13:07:47 EST
Created attachment 823069 [details]
Show wrong unread count

This screenshot shows the incorrect unread count next to a couple of my email accounts. In both instances the accounts had no unread messages. The most egregious is the second account showing 2920 unread messages, this is almost 4 times as many messages as there are in the account inbox (all of which have been read).

I'm going to make a wild guess and speculate it's an uninitialized variable some place.
Comment 2 John Dennis 2013-12-09 15:22:10 EST
Finally figured out the unread message count wasn't random at all, instead it's the sum of all unread messages in all subfolders, bad news if you do things like filter unwanted messages into subfolders (i.e. trash)

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Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2014-01-06 10:10:30 EST
Let's trace it upstream.

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