Bug 506321 - thunderbird keeps synchronizing messages to local disk even with synchronizing switched off
thunderbird keeps synchronizing messages to local disk even with synchronizin...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Reported: 2009-06-16 12:53 EDT by Kai Hambrecht
Modified: 2009-12-02 05:24 EST (History)
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Description Kai Hambrecht 2009-06-16 12:53:46 EDT
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.1b4) Gecko/20090427 Fedora/3.5-0.20.beta4.fc11 Firefox/3.5b4

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.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off (default) Message Syncronizing
2. Wait
3. Messages still gets syncronized
Actual Results:  
Messages still gets syncronized

Expected Results:  
no syncronizing
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-17 05:00:56 EST
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?
Comment 2 Kai Hambrecht 2009-12-02 05:24:36 EST
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.

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