Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77069
mailx badly handles certain changes in mailbox
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:04 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)
Description of problem:
If mailbox, open by mail, gets shorter (e.g. because edited by another mail
session) mail program will not detect that and it overwrites new mailbox with
an old copy that it had in memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a mailbox folder with mail, make some small change.
2. Open it another time (with mail for example), delete a couple of emails and
quit saving changes so that effect is a shorter mailbox.
3. Quit the mail program from step 1 saving changes.
Actual Results: Result is the mailbox from 1) any changes made in the meantime
Expected Results: Mail should detect that mailbox got shorter and it should
abort any changes.
Mail also doesn't do any checking when mailbox got longer, what if again this
was a result of action by another mail program. Simple "fix" - check if added
stuff begins with "From ".
Created attachment 82944 [details]
Simpe change to improve mails checking of mailbox status upon exit
Thank you for your notice.
The problem was fixed.
Solved with -40.