Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485265
evolution marks read emails as unread periodically
Last modified: 2009-10-23 16:28:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
% yum list installed 'evolution*'
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evolution.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-conduits.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-data-server.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-data-server-devel.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-data-server-doc.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-exchange.x86_64 2.24.3-2.fc10 installed
evolution-help.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-perl.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-spamassassin.x86_64 2.24.3-1.fc10 installed
evolution-webcal.x86_64 2.23.91-1.fc10 installed
This happens pretty consistently, multiple times a day.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. read mail as it comes in over time
I read various mail messages and they get marked as read. Then every so often (I think when new mail arrives) evolution decides to mark many of my already read messages as unread. This is with an IMAP server.
I'm seeing the same behavior on Fedora 10 with evolution. I'm presently using:
$ rpm -qa evolution\*
However, this was also true of evolution-2.24-3-1 as well. I did not encounter this behavior under Fedora 9 and evolution-2.22.*.
Can you watch it closely in a folder and as you read, can you tell if your doing anything that might cause it or trigger the mails to be read? Can you just sit there on an email, and let the new emails come in and see if still showing as read?
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
(In reply to comment #2)
> Can you watch it closely in a folder and as you read, can you tell if your
> doing anything that might cause it or trigger the mails to be read? Can you
> just sit there on an email, and let the new emails come in and see if still
> showing as read?
The problem has most often manifested itself when I read email at work, close my client, and then check my email from home. In this scenario, I observed that several messages that had been marked read are now marked as unread. Both computers are running F10. As I stated before, this problem didn't exist before F10.
Since this is in a work context, I can't let evolution sit idle for what would likely be several hours. I can say that my client is configured to use IMAP and that there have been no changes on the imap server side.
This sounds very simlar to this:
2009-02-19 Sankar P
** Fix for bug bnc #477535
Randomly mail status changes were not getting stored in server.
Fixed the issue by unsetting correct flags.
which is included in evolution-data-server-2.24.5-1.fc10
Is this issue still present in Fedora 12?
Not that I've seen so far with F12 Beta. I haven't seen this problem in F11 either. Feel free to close. Thanks for the follow-up!
Closing. Thanks for the update!