Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506321
thunderbird keeps synchronizing messages to local disk even with synchronizing switched off
Last modified: 2009-12-02 05:24:36 EST
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I have unchecked the option "Keep all messages for this account on this computer" for all of my IMAP accounts (in prefs.js: "mail.server.<server>.offline_download" set to false). But thunderbird still synchronizes messages to disk. In "Tools -> Activity Manager" i see: "Syncronizing <AccountName> Bringing folder Inbox up to date"
Since i have some large accounts (i.e lots of mails with high volume), thunderbird synchronizes until my disk has completly filled up.
I have set "mail.server.default.offline_download" to false and after a while all the individual "mail.server.<server>.offline_download" settings have disappeard in prefs.js
However, the syncronizing issue also happens if all the "mail.server.<server>.offline_download" settings are set to false explicit.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off (default) Message Syncronizing
3. Messages still gets syncronized
Messages still gets syncronized
That's GLODA acting on you ... Go to Edit/Preferences/Advanced/General and switch off global indexing.
For more details you can read
Does it help?
I think this issue has been fixed with 3.0b3 or 3.0b4.
In the meantime i have upgraded to fc12 and thunderbird 3.0b4 works fine.