Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446539
evo creates duplicate mails in imap folder
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:00:09 EDT
A weird thing just happened. I think Evolution just copied _every_ mail in my
bugzilla folder, and now I have two copies of each one -- all the new ones
marked as unread.
When I selected the folder, it took a few seconds to open as usual, but then the
number of unread mails just kept counting up, one at a time. I'm sure it was
Evolution because after I killed Evolution and investigated, I see that all the
mails show Evolution's characteristic corruption of whitespace in headers, as
described in bug 79739 (sic) in 2002:
-X-Spam-Report: SpamAssassin version 3.2.4 on pentafluge.infradead.org summary:
- Content analysis details: (-3.6 points, 5.0 required)
- pts rule name description
- ---- ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------
- -4.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_MED RBL: Sender listed at http://www.dnswl.org/,
- [188.8.131.52 listed in list.dnswl.org]
- 0.4 SUBJECT_FUZZY_TION Attempt to obfuscate words in Subject:
+X-Spam-Report: SpamAssassin version 3.2.4 on pentafluge.infradead.org
+ summary: Content analysis details: (-3.6 points, 5.0 required) pts rule
+ name description ---- ----------------------
+ -------------------------------------------------- -4.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_MED
+ RBL: Sender listed at http://www.dnswl.org/, medium trust [184.108.40.206
+ listed in list.dnswl.org] 0.4 SUBJECT_FUZZY_TION Attempt to obfuscate
+ words in Subject:
I'm also fairly sure I saw 'CREATE' streaming past when I straced the imap
server, before I killed Evolution.
It hasn't done it again after restarting it. I've never seen anything like this
before. It may be relevant that I recently ran my 'archive mail' script, from
http://david.woodhou.se/archivemail.sh -- although that's no excuse.
I haven't got round to building my own Evolution for F9; this is unmolested
evolution-data-server-2.22.1-2.fc9 and evolution-2.22.1-2.fc9
This kind of thing has happened to me before when I accidentally drag-n-drop a
folder. It's especially fun when you drag-n-drop the folder you're viewing into
the message list -- keeps duplicating messages ad infinitum.
Think that might've been what happened here?
The evolution-remove-duplicates package might help you clean up the damage.
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
I suppose it's possible that I could have done that. Is it possible to disable drag-and-drop of folders? I've _never_ wanted to do that, and it's a horrid thing when it actually happens. I live in fear of my father accidentally doing it.
Dropping the _current_ folder into the message list and thus duplicating everything in it sounds like an entirely stupid thing to 'support'.
Besides, evo should be using COPY for that, not CREATE. That way, it wouldn't corrupt all the mail while it was at it...
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