Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445345
mail-notification counting deleted messages
Last modified: 2008-06-09 23:12:06 EDT
In some recent update, mail-notification started treating deleted messages in an
IMAP inbox as new, but only some of the time. For example:
1. The two newest messages in my inbox are read and deleted. There are no
2. I receive a new message in my inbox.
3. Mail-notification now reports that I have three unread messages -- the new
one, and the two deleted ones.
4. When I read the unread message, mail-notification goes back to saying that I
have no unread messages, i.e., suddenly the deleted messages don't count again.
I have mail-notification-5.3-1.fc9.i386.
This is annoying behavior.
I've sent it upstream...
Is the example above repeatable?
Try to drop (temporary) mail-notification from the panel, then run it manually
from the cmdline with the `-i' option: "mail-notification -i". This should
provide IMAP session transcript, which I'll send upstream for further debug...
Created attachment 304827 [details]
trace of mail-notification -i (sanitized)
Made sure there were no unread messages in either of my IMAP accounts. Killed
mail-notification. Ran mail-notification -i. Sent myself a test message.
Mail-notification reported 1 unread. Read it. Mail-notification went back to
no unread. Sent myself a second test message. Mail-notification reported 2
unread. Read it. Went back to no unread. Sent myself a third test message.
Mail-notification reported 3 unread. Read it. Went back to no unread.
Trace is attached. Usernames, passwords, host names and domain names have been
Thanks for the log. I have spotted the regression (MN now improperly considers
messages which are RECENT but not UNSEEN as new). It will be fixed in 5.4.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Somebody please rebuild the RPM with mail-notification 5.4, which has been released.
Try just built from:
mail-notification-5.4-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
mail-notification-5.4-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update mail-notification'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-5027
mail-notification-5.4-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.