Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114230
Previous Labels are not removed from maildir messages
Last modified: 2018-04-11 12:54:27 EDT
Description of problem:
When using Maildir, message labels in Mozilla are applied
cumulatively and alphabetically, breaking a mail client's ability to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dovecot-0.99.10.4-1 and Mozilla 1.6
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup Dovecot using Maildir
2. Place a message within a folder.
2. Take a message and add a label, i.e. 5 (Later in Mozilla)
3. Change it to a lower label, i.e. 3 (Personal in Mozilla)
4. Now attempt to change label back to 5, or attempt to remove label.
Label flags are added cumulatively and alphabetically to the end of
the maildir file instead of being removed and/or replaced. Step 2
works fine. Step 3 works fine. However, in step 4, the
previous "lower" label applies, regardless of whether you attempt to
remove or replace with a higher label. Applying all labels regardless
of order results "abcdf" at the end of the maildir message filename.
Previous label removed and if applicable, new label applied.
Test with Mozilla 1.6 Linux or Windows, or Thunderbird 0.4 or a
Thunderbird nightly Windows or Linux. Reproducable on Dovecot
0.99.10.4-1 and 0.99.10-6 under Red Hat 9 or Fedora. Evolution seems
to be able to reset flags, only upon exit. Not sure if this is a
Mozilla Mail or a Dovecot problem. Problem didn't seem to exist when
using mbox format, only after transition to Maildir.
This sounds like a mozilla bug (evolution only commits flag changes
when you expunge a folder or close it, eg on exit or when going offline).
Sounds like an upstream bug to me.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version available. Therefore
closing this bug as obsolete.
If you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, please reopen this bug
with an additional information.